Dwell on Design 2013: America's largest modern design event

A celebration of Design ideas and inspiration

by Malcolm Clark
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America’s largest modern design event, Dwell on Design, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 21-23, 2013. DOD is a reimagination of the trade show experience by transforming 200,000 square feet of concrete into a design incubator where prefab comes to life and design luminaries debate the issues of today. With more than 400 exhibitors, 200 speakers, 2000 products and an expected 30,000 attendees, DOD has become the largest design event in the US, showing how influential design is in every aspect of our modern world.

Dwell on Design follows the format of the European trade shows, broken up into zones and taking visitors on a journey through constructed wonderlands such as Dwell Outdoor, the Tech Zone, the modern family lounge as well as Furniture and Kitchen & Bath.

Exhibitors include household names like Sub-Zero/Wolf, Kohler, GE Monogram, Emeco and American Express as well as modern staples such as Resource Furniture, Marimekko and Urbio.

Content continues to set DOD apart from other trade shows this year. Renowned architect and product designer, Michael Graves will kick off the weekend as Keynote Speaker and focus his inspiring presentation on design, including how his philosophy and perspective changed due to a life altering-illness. Continuing on three stages (Design Innovation stage; Sustainable Design stage; Business of Design/Demo stage) over three days, representatives from the Getty Conservation Institute, MOCA, LACMA, Sci-Arc, the MAK Center, Architecture for Humanity and The American Society of Interior Designers will host thought-provoking and educational panels open to all attendees.

The event also hosts the 3rd annual Dwell on Design Awards, recognizing the best exhibits on the show floor. Nominees will be chosen across eleven categories: Kitchen, Bath, Design Materials, Energy, Furniture and Accessories, Lighting, Outdoor, Modern Lifestyle.

Besides great products and new ideas, Dwell on Design also offers visitors practical advice and design solutions. Visitors are invited to sign up in advance for one-on-one architecture, landscape, and interior design clinics.

Archilovers and Archiproducts are media partners of the event. Sign up now!