Dwell on Design LA - Los Angeles Convention Center June 20-22

3 days of dynamic exhibitions, educational opportunities and cutting-edge technologies

by Malcolm Clark
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 Dwell on Design LA, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 20-22, 2014. With three full days of dynamic exhibitions, unparalleled educational opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, 90 onstage programs, 200 speakers, and more than 2,000 innovative modern furnishings and products, Dwell on Design LA is America’s largest design event.

ASID CEO Randy Fiser

For the second year running, Dwell will partner with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) at Dwell on Design. There will be a state-of-the-industry address by ASID CEO Randy Fiser, who'll discuss how good design can change lives - and promote healthy living.

This year, Modern Family programs at Dwell on Design extend from thoughtful onstage conversations to a Dwell-curated pavilion on the show floor filled with the latest designs, green toys, and a gallery-like exhibition of Dwell's award-winning photography.

Paper Punk

Onstage there will be Grace Hawthorne, who founded ReadyMade and teaches at d.School the institute of Design at Stanford. She invented Paper Punk to inspire hands-on creativity. All weekend long, attendees - including kids - are invited to add to a paper metropolis using Hawthorne's colorful Urban Fold kit. She'll also join us for an onstage conversation.

Two dads well-versed in design - architect Jesse Bornstein and Rob Fissmer, the head of Vitsoe North America - will also take to the stage to discuss fathers' changing roles as consumers and designers.

The Scandinavian programming celebrates the modern design heritage of Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden. The Scandinavian pavilion of Dwell on Design will feature photographs of houses such as Townhouse in Sweden by architect Elding Oscarson architects.

The Scandinavian pavilion will be decked out with furniture and accessories that embody Hygge - a Danish term implying warmth, coziness, and friendliness. This renovated loft in Copenhagen by Vipp Chief Designer online Morten Bo Jensen and his wife, Kristina May Olsen highlights that concept.

Dwell on Design is once again inviting Scandinavian designers, furniture and technology companies, and product manufacturers, such as Marimekko, whose catalog is published on Archiproducts (their cotton pillow cover is pictured here), to share their latest creations and concepts.

Onstage, Fredrik Carlström, founder of Austere, a retail and educational space dedicated to Scandinavian design in downtown L.A., will discuss the under-celebrated masters of Norway. Louis Poulsen's PH Artichoke Lamp hangs inside the store.

A Dwell-curated selection of Scandinavian products, such as this airy BLOCK Table Rolling Kitchen Cart also on Archiproducts by Danish designer Simon Legald, for Normann Copenhagen will be on display.

This photo of Sævik Retreat, a 1960s artist’s retreat in southeastern Norway designed by Irene Sævik will be displayed in the Scandinavian pavilion at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles.

Archiproducts and Archilovers are media partners of the event.

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    Townhouse in Sweden

    Landskrona / Sweden / 2008