2X8 TAUT and EMERGE Exhibitions
5-30 June, 2013
A+D Architecture and Design Museum
Artecnica Showroom Installation
June 1-July 1, 2014
Artecnica Showroom
New Media Film Festival
New Media Film Festival
June 10-11, 2014
The Landmark
LA Conservancy: Last Remaining Seats
June 11-28, 2014
Los Angeles Theatre
Michael Schmidt with Rose Apodaca Presented by the Costume Council
12 June, 2013
Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Cher, Tina Turner, and a galaxy of other pop culture supernovas owe a flash of their sparkle to the imaginative and provocative costumes and accessories designed by Michael Schmidt. His innovations in craftsmanship and materials—as disparate as plastic Legos, razor blades, Swarovski Elements, and sterling silver links—never cease to amaze.Schmidt made history this spring with the world’s first fully articulated 3D-printed work of fashion. Realized with architect Francis Bitonti and 3D-printing pioneers Shapeways, this sensuous piece of haute technology was created for burlesque icon Dita Von Teese. It was hand-finished with thousands of Swarovski crystals in Schmidt Studios located in downtown Los Angeles and will make its West Coast debut at this program.Schmidt will talk about his nearly three-decade career as artisan, costume designer, and installation artist with Rose Apodaca, pop culture and design writer, curator and consultant. They will discuss the award-winning documentary about Schmidt’s landmark New York nightclub, SqueezeBox; his Emmy-nominated work; his large-scale interior installations for public environs; and his work as special projects designer for Los Angeles-based luxury house Chrome Hearts.
Film Screening, SMOG (1962)
13 June, 2013
Harold Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
SMOG (1962 35mm, 88 min)Laconic and moody, this little-known film from director Franco Rossi presents a compelling outsider’s perspective as he tracks Italian attorney Vittorio Ciocchetti (Enrico Maria Salerno) through two days in the City of Angels. Stumbling upon several ex-pats from his homeland, Ciochetti is shown the vast and enigmatic city through their eyes, from LAX airport and Pierre Koenig’s Stahl house (both newly-built) to the oil wells of Culver City. Through his encounters, the stark contrast between the liberated lifestyle of mid-century Los Angeles and post-war Italy become evident.Cast: Enrico Maria Salerno, Annie Girardot, Renato Salvatori. Soundtrack by Piero Ulmani with Chet Baker. Presented in Italian dialogue with English subtitles.

Introduction by Rani Singh, Senior Research Associate Getty Research Institute and co-curator of Overdrive: LA Constructs the Future 1940 – 1990

Harold M. Williams Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Reservations required.

The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA
13-30 June, 2013
LACMA examines its own building history and the complicated relationship between the museum’s campus and its Hancock Park site as a lens through which to understand critical episodes in modern architecture and urban planning in Los Angeles. Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been commissioned to rethink the east campus and will present a concept that provides new insight into the meaning and function of an encyclopedic museum.
Design Hooky – East
June 13, 2014
East Los Angeles
A Confederacy of Heretics Symposium
14-15 June, 2013
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall at SCI-Arc
Symposium 3:00 – 7:30 pm, followed by a reception 7:30 – 9:00 pmModerated round tables of four to six panelists, all from the generation immediately following those featured in A Confederacy of Heretics, will engage in lively discussions on the exhibition topics, while Architecture Gallery architects will be on hand in the front row as respondents. Speakers and panelists include Barbara Bestor, Annie Chu, Peter de Bretteville, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Craig Hodgetts, Coy Howard (keynote), Frederick Fisher, Hsinming Fung, Wes Jones, Eugene Kupper, Thom Mayne (keynote), Eric Moss, Michael Rotondi, Andrew Zago and others. The moderators are Jeffrey Kipnis, Todd Gannon and Ewan Branda. See full Symposium Schedule.

Free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the SCI-Arc parking lot at 350 Merrick Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, between Traction Avenue and 4th Street. Events are broadcast live at www.sciarc.edu/live.

Design & Dimsum
June 14, 2014
Dwell Home Tour – West
June 14, 2014
Venice/Santa Monica
Chinatown Summer Nights
June 14, 2014
Chinatown Design Night
June 28, 2014
Chinatown Summer Nights
15 June, 2013
943-951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles
Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this August. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on Chinese beer and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!Presented by the Chinatown Business Improvement District, Community Arts Resources (CARS) and KCRW, in association with Los Angeles Chinatown Corporation, and the ChungKing Plaza Association.
Modern Skyline Walking Tour
15-29 June, 2013
Pershing Square
Discover the skyscrapers, plazas, and public art that define downtown’s Bunker Hill. Hear the fascinating stories of the area’s transformation, and learn how city centers mix the new with the old as they change over time.Event fee: $5 for Los Angeles Conservancy members and children twelve and under; $10 for the general public. Reservations not required, though reservation holders receive priority if a tour fills up. Reservations available starting March 20. Meet at the center of the park, Pershing Square.

Dwell Home Tour – Westside
15 June, 2013
West Side Home Tour Headquarters (TBD)
On June 15, join us on this self-driven tour through Los Angeles’ West Side. We love the bohemian haunts of Santa Monica and Venice. Drive yourself or carpool, and set your own pace—perfect for a laid-back Saturday. The homes are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cold Void
15 June, 2013
Chung King Road
World renowned multi-media artist Rafaël Rozendaal and Dutch electronic musician Luuk Bouwman will debut their music and video project Cold Void here at our gallery. In this unique multimedia exhibit, they will perform in a non-performative way. At the heart of the show is a self playing instrument that plays in sync with the video art pieces that were created for each of the tracks.
Untitled: Variations in Design Practice
16 June, 2013
Otis College of Art and Design
Untitled: Variations in Design Practice hosted by MFA Graphic DesignThis 2nd annual symposium includes a party and Swap Up Shop immediately following at 5pm. Students and design studio Jan en Randoald will produce all effects related to the symposium in the week preceding. Stay tuned for fresh and exciting outcomes!Presenters:
Ludovic Balland, Basel / http://www.ludovic-balland.ch/
Hugo Puttaert of vision and factory, Brussels / http://www.visionandfactory.com/index.php/Home
James Goggin of Practise, Chicago/ UK / http://www.practise.co.uk/
Hanjse van Halem, Amsterdam/ http://hansje.net/
Boy Vereecken, Brussels/ http://www.boyvereecken.com/
Peter Bil’ak, The Hague / http://www.peterbilak.com/
Jan en Randoald, Ardooie; Gent / http://www.janenrandoald.be/Space is limited to 100 seats. Reserve at bedison@otis.edu (first-come, first-served)
For more information: Email hmandujano@otis.edu or bedison@otis.edu
The symposium was made possible in part by a generous grant from The Consulate General of the Netherlands.

16 June, 2013
Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park
On June 16, HOLA will host SWAP/MEET, a public gathering and exchange that will feature art work created by HOLA’s Visual Arts students. SWAP/MEET is the culmination of a nine-week residency at HOLA by Los Angeles based artists Onya Hogan-Finlay & Mariah Garnett. Inspired by the Westlake swap meet, the students will trade what they have made at the simulated swap meet. Items they will be offering for trade include lino prints, papier-mache and cut paper objects, photographs, DVDs and postcards. Come negotiate with the artists to determine a fair trade price for some cool pieces. Leave your money at home, no money will exchange hands. For more information about the project, visit the HOLA Public Art Project blog at www.http://holapublicartproject.tumblr.com.
AA Visiting School Los Angeles
June 16-27, 2014
USC School of Architecture
Curator’s Gallery Talk, In Focus: Ed Ruscha
17 June, 2013
The Getty Center
John Tain, assistant curator, the Getty Research Institute, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition In Focus: Ed Ruscha. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall. Free and open to the public.
DMI: Design Thinking Conference/Santa Monica
17-19 June, 2013
Fairmont Miramar Hotel
DMI Design Thinking Conference/Santa Monica
Designing the Next EconomyIn this time of volatility and complexity, the role of design to drive meaningful innovation and change is growing. Join us for this important global conversation on how design is transforming business, transportation, education and the public sector.Discover the stories, solutions and tools that creative thinkers are putting to work, from start ups to multinationals, from emerging economies to global leaders. Find inspiration and learn how real world solutions are helping start-ups and large organizations put open innovation, social innovation and technology to work to solve complex global challenges.Join us as DMI’s Design Thinking Conference moves to the Los Angeles area for the first time.
Lladró and Dwell present The Guest by Gary Baseman
19 June, 2013
Lladró Porcelain

Cocktail reception and more! Stay tuned for more information!


The Guest is an ongoing project which invites cutting-edge artists from around the world to create a distinctive personality for an original porcelain character conceived by Jaime Hayon for Lladró Atelier. With this exciting and fascinating concept the Spanish brand is going for the most ground-breaking design. The Guest becomes a kind of platform where artists from various different disciplines work alongside the world’s leading brand in the creation and commercialization of art porcelain, which puts all its potential at the service of creativity. The first pieces in this collection were launched in 2012 at Maison et Objet, three Guests each one in two sizes, the large in a limited edition of 250 units and the small in a numbered series. Six spectacular creations reflecting the personal universe of each collaborating artist: Jaime Hayon, the American Tim Biskup and the Japanese Studio Devilrobots.


Gary Baseman (Los Angeles, 1960) crosses many lines of art as a painter, illustrator, video and performance artist, animador, TV/movie producer, curator and toy designer. His work has been Published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Time and Rolling Stone; and he designed the best-selling game “Cranium”. He created also the three-time Emma and BAFTA award-winning animation series, “Teacher’s Pet”, earning him credit as one of the Most Creative People named by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. The Los Angeles Times has described his art as “adorably perverse”, humorously playful and dark, childlike but often with adult themes. His fine art has been displayed in galleries and museums in Brazil, Germany, Israel, Italy, Russia and all over the United States.

IdeaFest LA
19 June, 2013
LA Convention Center
BizBash IdeaFest is the largest one-day event planning gathering in local markets. Held annually in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, South Florida, and Boston, the shows attract thousands of meeting and event planning professionals eager to see what’s new and what’s next in the event industry. Through education sessions on relevant topics, entertainment, and exhibits, attendees learn, network, share ideas, and most of all are inspired to create incredible events.BizBash IdeaFest is the ultimate event showcase for event and meeting planners who want to find out what’s next, what’s new and what’s hot in their market!
Big City Forum: Visual Language in the Public Sphere
19 June, 2013
The Standard, Downtown LA

What are the collisions and intersections between visual language and the public sphere? How does visual language operate within community and layered histories? What are the rich and vibrant manifestations of this in the multi-layered fabric of Los Angeles?This panel will feature leading designers, community artists, publishers, and historians in exploring and defining some of these key questions dealing with design, history, identity, and community.

Panelists to be announced.

Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project that encourages cross-disciplinary explorations and exchanges between various creative disciplines. Through symposiums, forums, exhibitions, and special events it provides access to forward-thinking creative projects that are situated at the intersection of creative knowledge making and social engagement. It promotes the arts, design, architecture, and urbanism as powerful tools for community and civic transformation by bringing together creative visionaries that are actively engaged in social change and engagement. Big City Forum aims to build a platform for collaboration and partnership that brings together the creative community around a shared sense of cultural vitality and transformation.

Meet The Designer
19 June, 2013
The Los Angeles Athletic Club
Explore one of the best private clubs in America with Tracy Beckmann, principal and founder of Tracy Beckmann Design. She will be leading a special tour through the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
Celebrate Color with Marimekko and Dwell
20 June, 2013
Cocktail reception and more. Stay tuned for more information!
Dwell Toasts Resource Furniture’s L.A. Showroom Opening
20 June, 2013
Resource Furniture LA Showroom
Cocktail reception and more. Stay tuned for more information!
ASID@Dwell On Design
20-23 June, 2013
LA Convention Center
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to discover new products, network with colleagues and consumers, and take beneficial CEU courses with ASID! Let us help you frame your experience and celebrate design, whether you are a Dwell on Design veteran or a first-timer. Registration for all ASID events is through the Dwell on Design registration site. Pricing for all Dwell on Design events may be found at http://sapr.la/DOD13regpriceYour options for registration include:

Dwell on Design
REGREEN Implementation Workshop L.A.
Celebration – The ASID Design Awards 2013
Register for CEUs

FS 13: Historical Perspectives Lecture & Special Getty Center Tour
20 June, 2013
The Getty Center

Historical Perspectives on the Furniture We Make, a lecture by Alf Sharp, will be hosted at MorYork Gallery. The lecture will be followed by a trip to the Getty Center (transportation included).There will be a $50 fee for transportation and lecture (open to Furniture Society members).

Please see website for details.

Never Built Preview Party
20 June, 2013
Union Station Harvey House
A preview party for the upcoming exhibition Never Built: Los Angeles, a show that explores the “what if” Los Angeles and dares the city to dream again. Along with amazing food and drink from various downtown sources, the preview will feature models, drawings, and animations from the show. The event will take place inside Union Station’s gorgeous Harvey House, one of the city’s architectural treasures.
Design Hooky – West
June 20, 2014
West Los Angeles
2014 Restaurant Design Awards
June 20, 2014
Los Angeles Convention Center
Dwell on Design
June 20-22, 2014
Los Angeles Convention Center
UCLA AUD presents Extreme IDEAS: Runway
21 June, 2013
Hercules Campus
This celebration marks the culmination of the Pacific Standard Time Presents’s “L.A. Architecture Month.” Noted architects, designers and thinkers will share their thoughts on the future through a series of fast paced, back-to-back presentations. The event also includes music, food and installations.Free and open to the public. Reservations required and available in April.
FS 13: Eames House, Getty Villa & Modernica Factory Tour
21 June, 2013
The Getty Center

Participants will visit the home of the mid-century design luminaries Charles and Ray Eames and the Modernica furniture factory that produces many of their items today. A stop at the Getty Villa at lunch time (lunch available for purchase) will also give time to view the Villa and take a short tour with an audio guide.$70 fee for Furniture Society member, $85 non-members. Lunch available for purchase.

Please visit website for details.

Dwell on Design 2013
21-23 June, 2013
Los Angeles Convention Center
Dwell on Design, America’s largest modern design event, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 21-23, 2013. Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, the three-day celebration brings together the best and brightest products, services, and thought leaders in modern design today for a series of conversations, demonstrations, tours, and more.
Faculty Selects
21-23 June, 2013
Los Angeles Convention Center
A juried selection of top student furniture work in the country, juried by Nick Offerman & Emily Zaiden. No reception, but exhibit will be on view every day at Booth 415 during Dwell on Design, June 21-23, 2013. Register for tickets to Dwell on Design at: www.dwellondesign.com
Furniture Society members register here: http://furnsoc.org/shop/dwell-on-design/
Craft + Design
21 June, 2013
Fifth Floor Gallery

The intersection of furniture design and contemporary life, works on view embody quality craftsmanship, good design and share the specific goal of being made by hand in a production environment.

Opening reception Friday June 21, 2013 from 6pm – 9pm.

100% CA
21-23 June, 2013
Los Angeles Convention Center
100% California is another special exhibition curated by Regina Connell of the digital and print magazine Handful of Salt and Forest Dickey, lead designer and owner of Varian Designs. The exhibition, on display at Dwell on Design, will feature furniture, textiles, ceramics and a variety of home and lifestyle accessories from a wide variety of designers, makers, and independent creators.Elisa Bongfeldt – http://www.elisabongfeldt.net/
John Ford – http://john-ford.com/
Heather Palme r- http://heatherheather.com/
Marcus Papay – http://www.marcuspapaydesign.com/
Meghan Urback – http://www.marcuspapaydesign.com/
Sidecar Furniture – http://sidecarfurniture.wordpress.com/
Workshop Residence – http://theworkshopresidence.com/
Forest Dickey/Varian Designs – http://www.variandesigns.com/

Celebration: The ASID Design Awards
June 21, 2014
Paramount Studios
Dwell Home Tour – East
June 21, 2014
Silver Lake/Hollywood Hills
2013 AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards
22 June, 2013
LA Convention Center
AIA|LA’s Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) honor excellence in restaurant design. The competition is open to all individuals and practices with both restaurant owners and architects/designers invited to submit.
Either the project itself must be located in the United States or the submitting individual/firm must be US-based.Submissions are accepted in three main categories:Restaurants

The annual RDA Ceremony recognizes both Jury Award Winners as well as People’s Choice Award Winners, as selected by votes collected from the general public on the AIA|LA website.

The 2013 RDA Jury:

Margot Dougherty – Writer/Editor & Contributing Editor to ZesterDaily.com
Margot Dougherty is a freelance writer/editor in Los Angeles and a contributing editor to zesterdaily.com. Her writing has recently appeared in More, Conde Nast Traveler, and Los Angeles magazines. She writes extensively about food and design.

Warner Ebbink – Restaurateur (101 Coffee Shop, Tom Bergin’s, Dominick’s, Little Dom’s)
Co-Owner Warner Ebbink is a native Angeleno whose passion for restaurants extends beyond cuisine, leading him to his four current ventures, 101 Coffee Shop, Dominick’s, Little Dom’s and Tom Bergin’s Tavern, all proudly reflecting the fabric and integral involvement in their respective neighborhoods.
During his spare time, Ebbink pursues his passion for architecture by restoring vintage homes.

George Kelly, AIA – President & Principal Architect, Kelly Architects
While a partner with a major design firm, George recognized that bar, nightclub and restaurant businesses were not being adequately served by experienced Architects. Kelly saw an opportunity to raise the standards and bring professional architectural design services to these entrepreneurs. In 2003 he founded, Kelly Architects. Since its formation, the firm has successfully completed over 50 projects per year and can boast a roster of repeat clients and referrals that reflects on the personal service each and every client deserves. He has also been the recipient of numerous Restaurant Design Awards.

22 June, 2013
Kim Sing Theatre
AUS/USA/LAX 2013 showcases the leading edge of Australian design, fashion, food, wine and more. Presented by Australian design collective Quench and American agency Flagship, AUS/USA/LAX will display the breadth, ambition, and creativity of Australia’s producers in a beautiful setting. Participating brands include boutique wineries, Australian delicacies, design objects, bicycles, furniture, and women’s fashion. Presented with the support of the Queensland Government and Wine Australia USA.
Dwell Home Tour – Eastside & Downtown
22 June, 2013
East Side & Downtown Home Tour Headquarters (TBD)
On June 22, join us on this self-driven tour through Los Angeles’ East Side & Downtown, then head to Dwell on Design at the Los Angeles Convention Center nearby. Drive yourself or carpool, and set your own pace—perfect for a laid-back Saturday. The homes are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CicLAvia & Wilshire Boulevard
23 June, 2013
Wilshire Blvd DTLA to Fairfax
CicLAvia will introduce thousands of Angelenos and visitors to the modern architectural gems along a key portion of Wilshire Boulevard from downtown Los Angeles to Fairfax Avenue. This stretch of Wilshire will be temporarily opened to pedestrians and bicyclists to enjoy a safe and pleasant recreation space, free from car traffic. Participants will be able to experience the historic architecture of this iconic boulevard from an up-close, leisurely perspective. Family-friendly workshops, a downloadable podcast and an in-depth architectural guide will provide CicLAvia participants with a deeper understanding of the impressive modern architectural history along this vital corridor.
“Sonya Clark: Material Reflex” Artist’s Talk
23 June, 2013
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Join Sonya for a discussion of the exhibition and her development as an artist.RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org
Dwell Home Tour – Canyons & Valley
23 June, 2013
Blu Dot (Ticket HQ)
On June 23, join us on this self-drive tour through Los Angeles’ Canyons & Valley. Self-drive or carpooling means you can set your own pace—perfect for a laid back Saturday. The homes are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Curator’s Gallery Talk, Overdrive
26 June, 2013
The Getty Center
Christopher Alexander, assistant curator in the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art, the Getty Research Institute, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall. Free and open to the public.
Design Shopping Night
27 June, 2013
Throughout Los Angeles
Select Los Angeles art and design stores and showrooms throughout the city will stay open late on June 27th from 6pm to 9pm. Unlike other cities that have defined design districts, Los Angeles is peppered with design destinations for those in-the-know. LADF has selected some of our favorites from neighborhoods across the city to participate, including Ligne Roset, Poketo, Modernica, Matters of Space, HD Buttercup, Ilan Dei Venice, and more! Take advantage of this special evening to go out and explore and shop till you drop. Participating shops and showrooms will offer discounts, nosh, and even a bit of bubbly.
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DSN @ Matters of Space
27 June, 2013
Matters of Space Studio
Matters of Space is excited to be participating in Los Angeles Design Festival’s First Annual Design Shopping Night.
Presenting New Lighting and Furniture by Matters of Space.
We will be serving sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres
For more information go to: http://www.ladesignfestival.org/
DSN @ Galerie Sommerlath
27 June, 2013
Galerie Sommerlath/French 50s 60s
Galerie Sommerlath/French 50s 60s is a proud participant in LA Design Festival’s Design Shopping Night on June 27 from 6-8 pm.Bring in your ticket to receive 15% off any item in either of our adjacent showrooms.Light refreshments will be served.
Design Hooky – Center City
June 27, 2014
Central Los Angeles
Chinatown Design Night
29 June, 2013
Chung King Road, Chinatown
Chung King Alley businesses and galleries will be swinging their doors open for Chinatown’s 2013 Design Night. With over 20 galleries lining the streetscape, most featuring non-Chinese Modern Art collections, Chinatown will transform into an eclectic neighborhood celebration on June 29, 7pm-10pm for Chinatown Design Night and the LADF Closing Night Party.
New Works by Brian Gennett
29 June, 2013
ChungKing Studio
Brian Gennett (www.BrianGennett.com), a designer of Interiors and objects, will be presenting new work at ChungKing Studio (https://www.facebook.com/ChungkingStudio?fref=ts) during the Los Angeles Design Festival. The furniture and home accessories in the exhibition feature antique and vintage book covers that are laser cut into bold geometric patterns. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and handmade in Los Angeles.
LA Downtown Modernism
30 June, 2013
Downtown Los Angeles
LA Downtown Modernism is a new outdoor marketplace for vintage modern artifacts. Join us on June 30th for our 1st ever Modernism Show in Downtown Los Angeles.
Dwell on Design
21-23 June, 2013
Los Angeles Convention Center