Dwell on Design Celebrates 12th Annual Year

Jul 05, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA


Dwell on Design, returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 23 - 25, 2017 for its 12th year. This innovative three-day event welcomed attendees and participants from around the world for a celebration and exploration of modern design through onstage content, unparalleled educational opportunities, inspiring exhibitions, a shopping experience, prefab homes, exclusive Home Tours, and appearances from iconic influencers of design.

Dwell on Design 2017 Highlights Included:

·         Featured speakers included esteemed architect Sir David Adjaye, interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, design entrepreneur Christiane Lemieux, graphic designer Bruce Mau, restauranteur Nancy Silverton, designer Bradley Bayou, Brandon Quattrone and Mat Sanders of Consort Design, Amanda Dameron, Carlo Caccavale, Christopher Hawthorne, Jaime Derringer, Jamie Rummerfield, Kim Lewis, Lisa Boone, and Meganne Wecker.

·         Some of the brightest joined Dwell to celebrate raising the level of discourse, with topics that included, "Personalized Sanctuaries", "Manufacturing Disruption", "Build Your Brand with Instagram", several fireside chats, "Alternative Practice: Women Owned & Operated", "Passive Design...Intelligent and Purposeful", "Web Design for Design Minded Brands", "Tough Terrain, Peculiar Lots", and "Powerhouse of Creativity". 

·         The MOD\POD Sessions saw record attendance this year with guests sitting in on a number of educational and informative design sessions that took place each day

·         Knoll celebrated one hundred years with a special booth highlighting a century of high-design

·         Cloth & Company hosted their first-ever design competition, powered by CODAworx, in partnership with Dwell on Design and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Five finalists’ textile designs came to life on the show floor as custom produced chairs, with special judges picking the winner. Congratulations to Lauren Bencivengo for winning the competition!

·         The Home Tours saw record attendance and provided visitors exclusive inside access to some of the most remarkable modern homes found throughout Los Angeles, on both Saturday and Sunday.

·         Meet the Architects Night allowed attendees to hear the inspiration, challenges, and creative processes from the architects who designed the featured homes of the Home Tours, with a highly-attended cocktail reception at the Pacific Design Center.

·         Dwell Outdoor transformed more than 15,000 square feet into a botanical lounge and oasis. The popular pavilion featured prefabs from Kim Lewis Tiny Home and Method Homes. AutoCamp created their Adventure Experience at Dwell Outdoor, with chic, contemporary Airstreams (by Dan Weber of Anacapa Design), and surrounding lounging areas. Happier Campier had three of their popular HC1 models on the floor, amidst the  Architecture & Design Film Festival that screened both short and feature design-centric films, with screens provided by Open Air Cinema.

·         Hennessey + Ingalls debuted on the show floor, with their pop-up bookstore, selling the top titles in design and architecture. The Reading Room hosted book signings throughout the weekend including Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Sir David Adjaye, Claire Weisz, and more.

·          The VIP | Media Lounge, powered by Raydoor + Harp Design, Co. allowed members of the press to relax and regroup. The walls and doors of this exclusive lounge were designed and brought to life by Raydoor, and the interior and some of the furnishings found inside were custom-made, designed, and supplied by Harp Design, Co.

·         Prime Edition pavilion returned this year, showcasing studio-based designers and artists who produce custom, one-of-a-kind, and limited-edition works. The Best of Prime Edition awards were presented on Friday, June 23 in two categories:
      • Furniture, Lighting, and Materials: Jewell Hardwoods Custom Furniture
      • Work for the Wall & Sculpture: JP Greenwood
Other notable Prime Edition brands included Barter Design Co., Skidd Studio, Sustainably Sliced, and Tesselle.

A selection of event photography is available at the link below:

 Dwell on Design 2017 Photos

Notable Exhibitors Include: A Design Partnership, AGS Stainless, Archoterra, ASID LA, Ally Marks Interiors, Barter Design Co., Bibol, Campaign, Cloth & Company, Concrete Collaborative, Consulate General of Finland, Daltile, Deacero, Dunn-Edwards, Fabrik Magazine, Feathr, Fliepaper, Graphisoft, Hansgrohe, Happier Camper, Hästens, Harp Design Co., Jewell Hardwoods Custom Furniture, Kim Lewis Tiny Homes, Knoll, LaCantina Doors, Little by Little, Magisso,  Method Homes, Nana Wall Systems, Oberon Design, Open Air Cinema, Qualisys, Saroyan Architectural, Secto Design, Skidd Studio, Stahl Firepit, The Shade Store, and Zimarty. Full list of exhibiting brands can be found here.

Partners & Sponsors Include:  AL-13, A Design Partnership, Archinect, Architectural Record, Architonic, Arckit, AIA Los Angeles, ASID Los Angeles, ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects), Assembledge+, AutoCamp, AZURE Magazine, FORM Magazine, Benjamin Moore, Bustler, California Home + Design, California Homes Magazine, Cover Magazine, Daltile, Design Space Media Group, DIGS Magazine, European Home, Extremis, Fabrik Magazine, Kim Lewis Tiny Homes, Happier Camper, Interiors Magazine, Luxury Pools Magazine, MADWORKSHOP, Modern Magazine, Mohawk, NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association), Open Air Cinema, Pasadena Museum of California Art, RAYDOOR, The Retail Observer, USGBC Los Angeles, Sugatsune, The Architects Newspaper, Western Windows, V2COM Newswire, and more.