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WESTWEEK 2015: DESIGN COMES OF AGE

Pacific Design Center

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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KEYNOTE: PERSONAL BEST, Presented by Architectural Digest

Wednesday, March 25

SilverScreen Theater

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Moderator: Margaret Russell, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Digest

Panelists: Alexa Hampton, Michael S. Smith

Editor in Chief Margaret Russell moderates AD100 interior designers Alexa Hampton and Michael S. Smith who discuss their own recent projects–the stylish renovation of Smith’s midcentury Palm Springs home and Hampton’s intrepid merging of three Manhattan apartments–as featured in the April 2015 issue of AD. The decorators will share how their personal design decisions inform and influence their work for their clients and offer ideas for anyone looking to refresh their home.

Reception follows at A. Rudin, Suite G172.

RSVP required for reception.


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KEYNOTE: … OR MAYBE IT’S THE WEATHER? The Los Angeles Design Movement in 2015, Presented by C & C Home Magazines and LA >< ART >< DESIGN >

Wednesday, March 25

Blue Conference Center

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Moderator: Melissa Goldstein, Senior Contributing Editor, C & C Home Magazines

Panelists: Tanya Aguiniga, Stefan Bishop, Oliver Furth, David Wiseman

Los Angeles has long been a trailblazer in the realms of architecture, design and fine art. But only in recent years has the city finally received its due as a cultural and creative global center. Now, with the international community looking West to seek out inspiration and source talent, a thriving Design-Art hybrid movement has emerged. C Magazine’s Melissa Goldstein joins < LA >< ART >< DESIGN > chair and interior decorator Oliver M. Furth, sculptor and decorative artist David Wiseman, sculptor and decorative artist Stefan Bishop and fiber artist Tanya Aguiniga in a conversation aimed at exploring the perfect storm that catapulted Los Angeles onto the international stage, delineating the meaning of art as design (and vice versa), and taking an educated peek into the future to see what’s to come.

A reception follows at Industry Gallery (B270), Christopher W. Mount Gallery (B267), and Thomas Paul Fine Art (B275).

RSVP required.

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The Art of Leather

Edelman Leather, Suite G158

Wednesday, March 25

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Italian artist Selvaggia Armani paints and creates one-of-a-kind art, with leather. All pieces … bags, portfolios and more … are signed originals. 15 patterns, 5 colors, each one composed with individual spirit. An auction, a drawing and a cocktail reception to follow. Art + Design = Luxury.


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22 Stunning New Collections
Osborne & Little, Suite B643

Wednesday, March 25

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM



Celebrate the launch of 22 stunning new collections over champagne and hors d’oeuvres. The spring 2015 offerings showcase an extremely wide variety of design styles. Highlights include Osborne & Little’s stunning Turkish-inspired collection; Lorca’s vibrant Indian embroideries and velvets; Christian Lacroix’s tropical prints and weaves; and Designers Guild’s comprehensive offering of 8 collections, which unite pattern, texture and the true essence of global glamour.
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Creations Metaphores 2015: When Fashion and Movement Meet

Lee Jofa, Suite B639

Wednesday, March 25

11:30 AM


Join Philippe Gonzalez, Creations Metaphores Director of Collection, as he presents Creations Metaphores 2015: When Fashion and Movement Meet.

RSVP required.


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Building a Showroom Relationship

Mimi London, Suite G168

Wednesday, March 25

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

MODERATOR: Michael Wollaeger, Editor-in-Chief, Interiors

PANELISTS: Nick Berman. Mark Boone, Coryne Lovick

Join Editor-in-Chief Michael Wollaeger, Mimi London’s Mark Boone and esteemed MLI designers for an illuminating discussion on the key dynamics of today's showroom model. How do designers find showroom representation? How do showrooms find new lines? Who is responsible for promotions? Sales? Explore the ins-and-outs of this essential business relationship and learn about opportunities for your own business. Reception to follow.


RSVP required.


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Timeless Style by Suzanne Kasler

WITFORD, Suite 532

Wednesday, March 25

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


MODERATOR: Susan McFadden, Editor-in-Chief, California Homes

Join California Homes for a conversation with celebrated interior designer and author Suzanne Kasler as they discuss the tastemaker’s new book, Timeless Style. Learn more about the designer, her inspirations and design philosophy. A lunch follows the presentation.

RSVP required.


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Co-Dependent Relationships, presented by Elle Decor

Thomas Lavin, Suites B309/B310

Wednesday, March 25

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


MODERATOR: Karen Marx, Home Furnishings Director, Hearst Design Group

PANELISTS: Chris Barrett, Dakota Jackson, Andrew Skurman, Madeline Stuart

Join Elle Decor for a roundtable discussion exploring the influence the furniture designer, interior designer, architect and end-user exert upon each other. The lively discussion focuses on the relationships and psychology influencing the process of great design.

Essential RSVP. Boxed lunch for those who RSVP by March 18 to admin@thomaslavin.com.


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Secrets to Become the Next Celebrity TV Designer (Wednesday)

Holly Hunt, Suite B377

Wednesday, March 25

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM


MODERATOR: Stephen Viscusi, The Viscusi Group


Best-selling author, TV personality and industry head-hunter Stephen Viscusi moderates an intriguing insider conversation sharing secrets that can get you and your work on television. From creating your sizzle reel to networking with TV producers, Viscusi reveals tricks-of-the-trade positioning you as the next television or social media design star. Viscusi promises a special celebrity guest joining him on the Holly Hunt talk show-themed stage. Light lunch and refreshments will be served at 12:30 with program to follow. Limited seating for this very special event!

RSVP required at h.maurer@hollyhunt.com


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Design in the Digital Age

Crestron Electronics, Suite G288

Wednesday, March 25

1:00PM – 2:00 PM

MODERATOR: Jennifer Mehditash, Editor-at-Large, California Home + Design

PANELISTS: Justina Blakeney, Jaime Derringer, Christian May, Brendan Ravenhill

Leading designers, bloggers and editors join in a panel discussion on the revolutionary and disruptive intersection between technology and design. Witness a dynamic conversation on the changing nature of design in today’s digital world, and learn how online platforms give an unprecedented number of people around the world access to innovative design and architecture.


RSVP required.


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Color and Material Culture, Presented by Barry Dixon

Fabricut, Suite B470

Wednesday, March 25

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


"A room should start a conversation before an actual word is spoken"... such is the philosophy of Barry Darr Dixon. The quickest way to start that conversation is the color and pattern of fabrics in a space. They're the words and sentences that become the story of a home. Hear how everyday color inspired Barry’s latest collections for Vervain and C2 Paint. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP required.


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Benjamin Moore 2015 Color of the Year

Kravet, Suite B500

Wednesday, March 25

1:30 PM

Paint transforms. It’s one of the easiest ways to turn a wall, a room or an entire space into something totally different. Color is the first part of that journey, but it’s not the whole story. Join us in conversation on Benjamin Moore 2015 Color of the Year with Benjamin Moore’s A&D Specialist Kali Sipes. Benjamin Moore’s Territory Representative, Steve Cunningham, will also join the conversation to discuss product trends that inspire and fuel the imagination.

RSVP required.

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The Beauty & Allure of Paper: The Power of Tactile Messaging in the Digital Age
Soolip G154

Wednesday, March 25

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM



Join Soolip founder Wanda Wen as she shares her insights about the importance and power of paper messaging, suggest important finishing touches on a newly designed home or office, and suggest ways to effectively communicate using paper and tactile elements within your marketing efforts moving your own business forward.
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Designing to Engage the Modern Family: Interiors, Lighting & Landscape (Wednesday)

Bausman & Company, Suite B370

Wednesday, March 25

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM


MODERATOR: Bret Parsons, Architectural Division Director, Coldwell Banker

PANELISTS: Jez Blacker, Sari Ehrenreich, Anna Hoffman


Captivate, inspire and engage today’s families through thoughtful environments by putting the “family” back into the room. See how innovative furniture choices, active garden elements and new LED lighting technology actually encourage family gatherings. A reception follows at Bausman & Company, Suite B355.

RSVP required.


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A Classical Foundation for Contemporary Living

Ebanista, Suite G190

Wednesday, March 25

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM


MODERATOR: Lori Bryan, Editor, Robb Report Home & Style

PANELISTS: Geoffrey Bradfield, Richard Landry, Suzanne Tucker


Join Robb Report Home & Style’s Lori Bryan as she leads a lively discussion about creating refined and enduring residences that successfully merge classical architecture with contemporary lifestyles. Find out how they create homes that honor the architecture of the past while refreshments will be served.

RSVP required.


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Selfie Soire with Domaine

Reagan Hayes, Suite B300

Wednesday, March 25

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join designer Reagan Hayes and Mat Sanders, Creative Director of Domaine, for an afternoon to remember. Reagan, Mat and editors from Domaine will be on hand to mix and mingle with WESTWEEK attendees while hobnobbing and snapping pics* with the likes of "Tony Duquette" and "Dorothy Draper". Make your Instagram feed the envy of your friends!

#DomaineLovesReagan *Selfie sticks will be provided

RSVP required.


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Beauty of La Cornue Range

Cooper Pacific Kitchens, Suite G273

Wednesday, March 25

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Dynamic guest speaker Eric Remmen of Purcell Murray, the West Coast’s resident La Cornue expert, will discuss the beauty of our newest La Cornue Range and cabinetry addition to the showroom. Sleek, sexy and streamlined. We invite you to join us for the unveiling of our newest and most exciting kitchen display. Luxurious materials, new to the market and exquisite attention to detail have come together in a wholly new genre of kitchen design.

RSVP required.


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New 2015 Spring Textile Collections!

Donghia, Inc., Suite G144

Wednesday, March 25

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Andrea Favaretto Rubelli, CEO, Donghia and Co-CEO, Rubelli, presents Donghia’s Spring 2015 textile collection Blue Dawn, inspired by Nature’s neutral palette of warm and cool hues and natural textures. Nicolò Rubelli, Co-CEO, Rubelli, shares the magic and inspiration from Rubelli's new 2015 collection, built on savoir-faire that maintains its roots from the past. Carolyn Reed, Vice President, Donghia, presents highlights from SAHCO's brilliant 2015 textile collection.

RSVP required.


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The Great Outdoors

Michael Taylor Designs, Suite B542

Wednesday, March 25

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Michael Taylor Designs is thrilled to announce collaborations with designers Suzanne Tucker and Abe Jerome. Tucker’s California Collection outdoor textile line fuses casual design with timeless elegance while Jerome’s sleek and contemporary outdoor furniture, inspired by historical European designs, adds interest and character to any outdoor space. Join the designers and Interiors’ Editor-in-Chief Michael Wollaeger for a wine and hors-d'oeuvres reception to experience these exciting new collections

RSVP required.


Ended Free  
A Concert with Casamance!

Stark Fabric, Wallcovering & Furniture, Suite B617

Wednesday, March 25

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Join Stark for a concert with Casamance! Mathieu Pintout, Vice President of Casamance … and piano virtuoso … will debut the new Misia Collection and treat guests to a live concert, champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Misia is the desire for a new kind of luxury, influenced by the charm and glamour of Parisian nights and the sunny, Art Deco flavor of Miami with linens and printed, natural cotton velvets.


RSVP required.


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Steinway Celebrates West Coast Debut

Steinway & Sons, Green Building Lobby

Wednesday, March 25

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Steinway & Sons celebrates the West Coast debut of two new instruments with a champagne reception. Preview the 600,000th Art Case piano, a one-of-a-kind instrument designed by world-famous furniture designer Frank Pollaro valued at $2.4 million, and the Spirio player piano system, the first factory installed player system in the company’s 162 year history. Opening in Beverly HIlls March 2015, the Steinway Piano Gallery is the go-to destination for the interior design trade and their discerning clientele.

RSVP required.


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KEYNOTE: INSIDE THE DESIGNER’S STUDIO WITH MARY MCDONALD

Thursday, March 26

Blue Conference Center

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Moderator: Pamela Jaccarino, Editor-in-Chief, Luxe Interiors + Design

Panelist: Mary McDonald


Editor in Chief Pamela Jaccarino gets up-close-and-personal with celebrated tastemaker, exuberant A-list decorator, product designer, author and TV personality Mary McDonald. Learn about McDonald’s insights to her creative passions, how her sensibilities and inspirations inform her work and what’s next for this fearless diva of design.

Reception to follow at Schumacher/Patterson, Flynn & Martin, Suite B489.

RSVP required for reception.

Ended Free  
KEYNOTE: THE COLLABORATIVE PARADIGM: Transforming Design Through Cooperative Process

Thursday, March 26

Blue Conference Center

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Moderator: Nicci Solomons, Executive Director, AIA | Los Angeles

Panelists: Joan Behnke, Hagy Belzberg, David Hertz and Dorothy Macik

Client projects are benefiting from a transformation in the interactive between firms and disciplines, as the working relationships between architects, designers and builders shift from hierarchical and independent to holistic and cooperative. Addressing this evolving dynamic, AIA Executive Director Nicci Solomons engages A&D innovators Joan Behnke, Hagy Belzberg, David Hertz and Dorothy Macik in an introspective dialogue revealing the creative and practical opportunities of the team approach. From sharing vital information at the onset and ensuring the client’s ultimate vision is understood, to perfecting the creative execution, discover how these professionals embrace an integrated, collective design philosophy to exceed client expectations.

Reception to follow at Ralph Pucci, Suite B203.

RSVP required for reception.

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Origins: The 2015 Élitis Collection

Donghia, Suite G144

Thursday, March 26

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Olivier Thienpont, Export Sales Manager, Élitis, shares the latest from the 2015 collection, inspired by the amazing encounters with craftspeople passionate about their work, whose infinite inspiration continues to fuel the imagination. Raffia, wood, metal and linen have proved to be the essential elements of Élitis’ DNA, and have now been interpreted from different angles. Relentless inspiration and creation have allowed the discovery of new techniques that were once nonexistent.

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22 Stunning New Collections
Osborne & Little, Suite B643

Thursday, March 25

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM



Celebrate the launch of 22 stunning new collections over champagne and hors d’oeuvres. The spring 2015 offerings showcase an extremely wide variety of design styles. Highlights include Osborne & Little’s stunning Turkish-inspired collection; Lorca’s vibrant Indian embroideries and velvets; Christian Lacroix’s tropical prints and weaves; and Designers Guild’s comprehensive offering of 8 collections, which unite pattern, texture and the true essence of global glamour.
Ended Free  
The Beauty & Allure of Paper: The Power of Tactile Messaging in the Digital Age
Soolip G154

Thursday, March 26

11:30 PM - 12:30 PM



Join Soolip founder Wanda Wen as she shares her insights about the importance and power of paper messaging, suggest important finishing touches on a newly designed home or office, and suggest ways to effectively communicate using paper and tactile elements within your marketing efforts moving your own business forward.
Ended Free  
Meet Multifarious Maya

Thomas Lavin, Suites B309/B310

Thursday, March 26

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


The Thomas Lavin showroom welcomes Maya Romanoff, the largest hand-made wallcovering manufacturer in North America, with a live painting demonstration of MAYA's hand-crafted products. An artist and legend in inventing surfacing materials, Romanoff was known as Multifarious Maya after he burst onto the American design scene as a tie-dye wunderkind in the 1960s. Joyce Romanoff will host the painting demonstration and also present her late husband’s biography, Multifarious.

Essential RSVP. Boxed lunch for those who RSVP by March 18 to admin@thomaslavin.com.

Ended Free  
Secrets to Design Licensing

Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Suite B525

Thursday, March 26

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

MODERATOR: John Hart, Kohler Interiors Chief Creative Officer and President of McGuire Furniture

PANELISTS: Julia Buckingham, India Hicks, Laurie Salmore

Want to know what it takes to design a collection for a furniture company like Baker? This panel reveals the ins-and-outs of design licensing and brand building, reavealing insights to such topics as getting started, how to get noticed and pitfalls to avoid in this potentially lucrative side of the design business. Reception to follow.

RSVP required.

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Using Social Media to Grow Your Brand

Blue Conference Center, Suite B259

Thursday, March 26

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Join Erin Gates from Elements of Style as she steps inside the world of technology with L.A. interior designer Betsy Burnham, Nashville designer Benjamin Vandiver and Louise Youngson-Klasfeld from Viyet, an online marketplace for pre-owned designer furnishings that is now expanding to Los Angeles. Panelists will discuss their use of social media platforms to grow their brand and reach new clients. Reception and book signing with Erin Gates to follow in the Reagan Hayes showroom, Suite B300.


RSVP required.

Ended Free  
Applications and solutions in Motorized Window Coverings and Home Automation Technology

Crestron Electronics, Suite G288

Thursday, March 26

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join celebrated tastemaker Christopher Kennedy for an exciting discussion featuring cutting-edge design applications and solutions in motorized window coverings and home automation technology, as featured at the Christopher Kennedy Compound during the 2015 Palm Springs Modernism Week. Moderated by Vanessa Kogevinas of Vanessa K Productions- producer of the show home, the panel will also be joined by Cara Webb, Regional Manager of Hartmann and Forbes, and Michelle Baker, Market Development Manager of Crestron Electronics, in a conversation to discuss the collaboration between the two brands, the latest innovations in customized, hand-woven shade fabrics and technology advancements in motorized window coverings. Light appetizers and drinks will be served.

RSVP required.

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Experience more than 100 new product introductions, showroom programs, open house events and receptions, complemented by insightful keynotes, and engaging presentations featuring internationally renowned tastemakers in conversation with editors from the nation's leading shelter publictions and digital platforms.

Have questions about WESTWEEK 2015: DESIGN COMES OF AGE? Contact Pacific Design Center

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Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue
Blue & Green Buildings
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM (PDT)


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