International Design Highlights

Hawkins New York at ROW DTLA

Hawkins New York at ROW DTLA

There is some next level international talent coming to LA next week.

We’re thrilled to present a fantastic slate of international designers and brands this year hailing from Rarotonga to Down Under. Read on for a round-up of international designers represented at the LA Design Festival this year.


Sarah Ellison x Hawkins New York

If you’ve ever caught yourself going down the rabbit hole on Instagram totally getting house envy over the aesthetic down under, then you might want to meet Australian interior and fashion stylist and designer Sarah Ellison, based out of Bondi Beach in Sydney. With a background in fashion design, Sarah has worked as a professional stylist for over 10 years and launched her namesake furniture and home accessories label in 2017. Throughout her styling career Sarah held the position of Style Editor at Real Living magazine from 2010-2017 where her distinctive style and creative concepts have influenced the way Australians decorate their homes. What makes modern Australian style so good? Find out. RSVP here.


Speed of Light with AndLight and Resident

Don’t miss this conversation among friends, designers, and lighting bros Lukas Peet, Simon James and Scott Bridgens talking about how they stay ahead of a game that is changing at the speed of light, pun intended. Lukas hails from Vancouver, a kindred West Coast city, and Simon and Scott are based in New Zealand. Scott worked for many years in London for the iconic designer Tom Dixon. RSVP here.


Pulo Project Tour + Lenita by Grita x Sko Habibi

Pulo Project is a series of installations and experiences dedicated to the art and culture of the Philippines. Through contemporary fashion, design, and multi-sensory events, Pulo Project brings life to the Bayanihan spirit to recognize and celebrate the Filipino arts. Don’t miss this special tour of Please Do Not Enter’s two spaces in DTLA featuring Pulo Project, or come to ROW DTLA to see how Sko Habibi and Lenita by Grita collaborate to merge art, design, and flowers.


Radiant Peel by Sam Thomas at Simeona Leona

Rarotonga based artist Sam Thomas exhibits a new light installation at Simeona Leona, the Koreatown design studio. Don’t miss the opening night and exhibition. RSVP here.

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