ROW DTLA Collective

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ROW DTLA Shops and Spaces Open Up to the LA Design Festival

In its third year at ROW DTLA, the LA Design Festival has engaged with the brands, retailers and design entrepreneurs that make up The Collective at ROW, pairing them with some of LA’s most cutting-edge designers and artists. Many of the shops and spaces will feature in-store design collaborations, innovative installations, unique retail opportunities and more.  All exhibitions and installations will be on view daily 11am-5pm Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23.

Poketo Project Space x DIMS x Dusen Dusen x Amsterdam Modern

Poketo Project Space x DIMS x Dusen Dusen x Amsterdam Modern

At Poketo’s Project Space at ROW DTLA, the brand will celebrate the launch of their new book CREATIVE SPACES with an exhibition featuring some of the creatives from the book. Poketo will also feature a lifestyle installation by Dims, a forward-looking furniture design collective; Dusen Dusen Home, a textile and homegoods line that includes bedding, throws, pillows and towels designed by Ellen Van Dusen; and Amsterdam Modern, a collection of mid-century modern furniture, lighting and household items sourced from across Holland. Amigo Modern will also create an outdoor lounge in collaboration with Thousand.

Scent Bar provides a comfortable place to experience a collection of independent niche perfumes. They’re partnering with SALT and the Institute for Art and Olfaction to present a unique scent-based experience. The site of ROW DTLA has a long and rich history - a history that is difficult to perceive in the site’s current form. As landscape architects and designers, SALT is interested in researching, exploring and uncovering that history through olfactory experiences. They’ll delve into the history of ROW DTLA to create an olfactory story to give us all a “scents” of space.

Scent Bar x SALT x Institute for Art and Olfaction

Scent Bar x SALT x Institute for Art and Olfaction

Nik Nik Studio is a new design atelier started by Nicole Neu. Neu spends time exploring shape, line, space and texture throughout her work. She is greatly inspired by the Japanese aesthetics idea of Wabi-sabi. This is the idea that beauty can be found in things that are imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Neu also draws inspiration from Scandinavian design which is defined by simplicity, minimalism and functionality. Nik Nik Studio will create an original installation designed for the Shades of Grey space. Shades of Grey, likewise, is known for their minimal and modern uniform of progressive, yet wearable, clothing at accessible prices.

Shades of Grey x Nik Nik Studio

Shades of Grey x Nik Nik Studio

Artist Heather Rosenman will give a presentation on process at Still Life Ceramics on Friday, June 21, with all proceeds going to Inner-City Arts. Heather will speak on the process of transforming her iconic ceramic surface designs into a textile collection with Kerry Joyce Interiors & Textiles, and give a demo of a thrown double wall form with Scribe: sgraffito, a surface design technique that instigated the collection. Buy tickets here.

tokyobike x coral monday

tokyobike x coral monday

tokyobike will pair up with local artist Cori Maas of coralmonday to create a one-of-a-kind bike that will be auctioned, with proceeds going to the Downtown Women’s Center. Cori Maas will also be creating artwork during the Design Block Party on Friday, June 21 at 6pm.

Hawkins which blends the concept of city style in combination with country living will debut new products during the LA Design Festival.

Modern furniture, lighting, and accessories store A+R will feature a collaboration with Vancouver-based designer Lukas Peet and IDS Vancouver, as well as more designer talks and product launches.

Galerie LA - a brand know for its take on fashion with integrity - will feature special design installations by local artists.

Shopify hosts as series of Creators Chats with Ember and Noto Botanics as well as design salons with Arcbazar for homeowners and architects.

Stay tuned for more installations and happenings across The Collective at ROW DTLA during the LA Design Festival.

Installation by Gabrielle Noelle

Installation by Gabrielle Noelle

Ahlem, luxury eyewear brand founded by Parisian born, LA-based designer, Ahlem Manai-Platt, will host special installation by Gabriela Noelle and pieces by Nadine Wells. Ahlem will also host a release celebration as part of the big Design Block Party. More information here.

Haily Zaki