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The Procrastinator's Guide to LA Design Festival

LA Design Festival kicks off this Thursday, June 8th! If you're new to the festival or haven't made plans yet, here's a handy guide to all the events you can still check out this weekend.


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LA DESIGN FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT PARTY + FUNDRAISER
June 8, 7pm to 10pm
City Market South

Join us in celebrating the 7th Annual LA Design Festival with an Opening Night Party + Fundraiser at City Market South, the fashion district's newest creative campus. Music by dublab, installation by Assembledge+, floral installation by Krystal Chang Projects, performance by MashUp, and more. We'll be honoring our ICON and EDGE award recipients al fresco on the piazza.

DE LAB'S MAKING LA TOGETHER
June 10, 6pm to 9pm
City Market South

The de LaB community is made up of designers, architects, and artists who are out in the city working hard on real-world solutions today. They'll be showing the powerful impact that the NEA has on our cities by empowering four projects that help LA connect, flourish, thrive, and prosper. 

Discover inspiring ideas from this year's finalists, tour City Market South, enjoy drinks and good eats, live music, installations, and much more.

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THIS MODERN LIFE
June 10, 12pm to 6pm
Helms Bakery District

Welcome to This Modern Life: Embracing Life’s Imperfections, a campus-wide day of design celebrating the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi, the art of recognizing beauty in imperfection. Participating showrooms and stores will feature workshops, demonstrations, tastings, sweepstakes and special guests! Plus Local Mercato and Beautiful Things L.A. pop-up for one day only.

NEW CALIFORNIA CRAFT
Public exhibition: June 10-11
ROW DTLA

A new movement of artists and makers in California is championing a rediscovery of traditional craft techniques with fresh vision for a modern world. New California Craft is a new design show curated by Jonathan Lo of Happy Mundane, and will launch at ROW DTLA during LA Design Festival 2017. 

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INTRO/LA
Public exhibtion: June 10-11
ROW DTLA

The INTRO concept was launched as an intimate platform to present a selective cross section of design. The show aims to provide an alternative experience to the standard design trade show environment, by integrating a series of art and design installations into one cohesive exhibit. 2015 saw the introduction of the Los Angeles show, INTRO/LA. This year's show returns with another stellar lineup of today's most exciting designers.