LA Design Festival

Honoring our city's rich design culture.

JUNE 7-10, 2018



The LA Design Festival honors our city’s rich design culture and celebrates our status as a global design capital.   Our definition of design is purposely broad to ensure that our festival is reflective of LA’s diversity and talent.  Now in its 8th year, the Festival is the only citywide festival of its kind, featuring over 50 events throughout LA.

From architecture and interiors to graphic, industrial, fashion, set, costume, and experiential design, the LA Design Festival showcases the best of the local design scene as well as some exciting national and international voices.

The LA Design Festival would not be possible without the participation of the LA design community, our generous sponsors, and our amazing brain trust of designers and mentors.

The LA Design Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

See you at the LA Design Festival!



The LA Design Festival features an array of programs and events for design professionals and the general public.

Full schedule coming soon.


Design, etc. LIVE

The LA Design Festival will feature three days of design talks at ROW DTLA. Join us for Design, etc. LIVE, the LA Design Festival’s official podcast and magazine, come to life on stage with a series of confabs with design influencers. 

Full schedule coming soon.


“LA’s optimism + openness to new ideas have always made it a fertile ground for creative expression.”

Louise Sandhaus  |  2017 ICON Award Recipient



Each year the LA Design Festival awards outstanding creative talent. We are currently accepting nominations until March 1, 2018. 

The ICON award recognizes a bold woman for her outstanding contributions to the design industry. Honorees are key influencers in their professional field. LA Design Festival created this award to recognize iconic women who have made an indelible mark on Los Angeles, culture, and society in general through their work, their character, and creative leadership. Designer, educator, and author Louise Sandhaus was the recipient of the 2017 ICON award.

The EDGE awards recognize emerging LA talent. In 2017, we were proud to honor Tuesday Bassen, Lauren Halsey, and Jihan Zencirli with the EDGE awards.

In 2018, the LA Design Festival announces the RISE award recognizing student and recent graduates for their outstanding work. All local design schools are invited to participate.



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