Design Events Offsite
Here’s a practical guide to all the activities happening elsewhere around town.
There are design festivities taking place throughout LA during the Festival. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve gotcha. Don’t miss a beat with this handy dandy round-up by day.
Wednesday, June 19
Get an early start to the weekend’s design activities. Check out the window displays on West Third Street and head over to Culver City for an inspiring talk about “what if…”
Vitsoe: A Blank Canvas on Which to Paint Your Colorful Life
Stop by Vitsoe’s West Third Street shop to see a special installation in the window featuring their iconic pieces as a backdrop for the modern West Coast lifestyle. Learn more here. Check in directly with Vitsoe to see what other events they have in store this summer.
Mud Australia Window Installation
Their ceramics are known for their beautiful colors. While they share shop space with Vitsoe, Mud Australia will be popping up a special window installation of their own during the LA Design Festival. Stop by to check it out (and shop a bit).
Biking and Bridging the Gap x Abramson Teiger
Culver City-based architects Abramson Teiger open their offices up for a special conversation about Biking in LA and Trevor Abramson’s design for a futuristic pedestrian and biking bridget to connect the West Side of LA. Tour the office, enjoy the reception, and stay for a panel with Greg Laemmle (Laemmle Theaters), author Kelton Wright, and LA Department of Public Works engineer Andrew Ross. This event is for avid bikers and anyone interested in mobility, sports, and connectivity in LA. RSVP here.
Thursday, June 20
There are happenings taking place in DTLA, Glendale, and Culver City on the first day of the first full day of LA Design Festival.
Twentieth x Henzel Studio
Don’t miss the opening reception for the latest collaboration between Twentieth and Henzel Studio. Twentieth’s summer exhibition at THE NEW will feature Henzel Studio rugs designed by artists, including works by Richard Prince, Helmut Lang and Marilyn Minter. It will also mark the US debut of rugs by Tony Oursler, Ashley Bickerton, Jwan Yosef and Carsten Höller as well as the first rug created for Henzel Studio by Videre Licet Check the listing for exhibition hours. RSVP here.
Museum of Neon Art
On Thursday and Friday, stop by the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale which will be offering neon bending demonstrations and complimentary admission. RSVP here.
Contemporary Days at Tom Dixon
Don’t miss this special screening of Design OnScreen’s highly-acclaimed documentary about Robin and Lucienne Day hosted by Tom Dixon. Tickets available here. Reception included.
Saturday, June 22
Kick off the weekend by exploring all the different design festivities and end your night downtown at the A+D Museum for the annual block party in the Arts District.
Studio Open House x Kohler Street Collective
Get a peek inside the creative studios of the artists and makers who are part of the talented Kohler Street Collective. Learn more here.
The Goods Market by Bend
Get your shop on at Bend Goods’ first-ever maker market. Stop by their new showroom to shop local makers like Back Beat Rags, Bandits Bandanas, btw ceramics, Graf Lantz, P.F. Candle Co, Stuffed Cookies, Urbana Sacs, and Year Of Ours. RSVP here or just go shop at-will!
First-Ever Design Supper Club x Assembledge+
Don’t miss the first-ever Design Supper Club. Look for these itinerant dinners to pop-up throughout the year in the homes of influential architects and other design visionaries. Be among the first to see Laurel Hills House designed by Assembledge+, the architect’s own recently completed home located on a tree-lined lot in a hidden enclave of Studio City. Dine al fresco on a farm to table meal prepared by Chef Rachelle Boucher, and meet the architect who designed this modern masterpiece. We won’t guarantee that you won’t be beset by house envy, but we do guarantee that this will be an unforgettable evening in a micro-olive grove. Tickets available here. Very limited capacity.
Hem celebrates LA’s design community with a raffle auction of reimagined Max Lamb “Last Stools” benefiting local urban design non-profit, LA-Más. Additional festivities include table tennis designed by Formation Association, a group exhibition from Object Permanence, complimentary stick and poke tattoos from artist Anouk Aumont, DJ performance, plus sips and bites. RSVP here.
DOPIUM.LA Block Party and Installation Unveiling at A+D Museum
Like last year, A+D Museum is THE place to be on Saturday night. You definitely want to be somewhere up in this urban situation. Don’t miss DOPIUM.LA’s installation unveiling and stay for a festive summer block party celebrating the museum’s exhibitions for the season. RSVP here.
Sunday, June 23
The last day of the LA Design Festival is about restoration, recovery, family fun, shopping, and of course, one more amazing art and design party.
Helms Bakery District Wellness Expo
Head over to Culver City for a day of wellness and health programming throughout Helms Bakery District offering a campus-wide day of education, information, participation, and healthy family-fun. Learn more here.
DOPIUM.LA x LA Design Festival Experience
It wouldn’t be the last night of the LA Design Festival without a closing night party. Don’t miss DOPIUM.LA’s annual one-night only multi-sensory art experience popping up in Chinatown, in partnership with LA Design Festival. Featuring ephemeral immersive works from LA artists including experimental sculptures, installations, projections, VR, performances and more. More information and RSVP info coming soon.