WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR RETURNS TO THE BARKER HANGAR
WITH THE BEST IN EMERGING AND RENOWNED
OCTOBER 22-25, 2015
L-R: Ribbon Chair by John Liston of J Liston Design, which will be on view in MADE:MODERN, Stiletto
daybed by Naula, and Muse sconces by returning design brand Zia Priven Lighting.
SANTA MONICA, CA (August 6, 2015) –
This October 22-25
, WestEdge Design Fair
returns for a third year
to The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, bringing the best designers, makers and architects from
across the nation, and the world, to the doorsteps of Los Angeles’ innovative Silicon Beach.
For four days, the press, trade and public will have an opportunity to shop more than 150
exhibiting brands and products for the home, ranging from furniture and lighting, to kitchen
and bath lines. The event, which is geared towards influential members of the design community
and design enthusiasts at large, will include curated selections from leading brands, live
demonstrations, educational panel discussions, and a multitude of new initiatives celebrating
everything from makers of handcrafted furniture and lighting to international manufacturers.
WestEdge co-founders and show producers, Megan Reilly and Troy Hanson, bring 25 years of collective
experience in the design industry. Both have a passion for design and have been leaders in
the design community, managing and producing some of the most important design-oriented events,
including the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, the International Contemporary Furniture
Fair (ICFF), NeoCon and NeoCon West.
New This Year
The most daring new initiative this year will be the juried MADE:MODERN
showcase highlighting dozens of
designers and makers who specialize in unique, exquisitely handcrafted, limited production
designs. MADE:MODERN will appeal to those who appreciate craftsmanship in design and want the
opportunity to engage with the designer’s behind the work. The mix of local, national and
international designers and makers will include
J Liston Design
Matthew Fairbank Design
, amongst others.
Other confirmed design brands at this year’s show include Carl Hansen & Son
and Zia Priven
among dozens more.
On the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio
educational stage, attendees will have the opportunity to learn
from top names in the design industry with complimentary panel discussions throughout all
four days. Topics will range from Kitchens for Entertaining and Bringing the Travel Experience
Home to Technology and the Changing Landscape of Interior Design and Tile Makes a Room.
Featured speakers will include Fu- Tung Cheng, Oliver Furth, Steven Brown, Mat Sanders,
Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Jaime Derringer, Anna Brockway, Michael Wollaeger, Susan McFadden,
and Russ Diamond
, among others.
Opening Night Party
WestEdge’s highly anticipated Opening Night Party will benefit the A+D Museum
, which recently
relocated from Museum Row to the Arts District.
The West Hollywood Design District
will present a co-op exhibition of member design brands curated
and designed by Gulla Jonsdottir of G+ Design
. The district will also host a satellite
DIEM: TALKS DESIGN
panel in anticipation of their annual design symposium taking place on
November 13, 2015.
Guests can visit the Sunbrella
® Perspective Los Angeles Lounge
– WestEdge’s premier interior lounge
showcasing durability as the new luxury – for cocktails and special events throughout the
, the official WestEdge auto sponsor, will showcase the world’s first seven passenger plug-in
hybrid electric vehicle. The XC90 T8 combines the best of Scandinavian craftsmanship and style
with uncompromising performance and interior enhancements. Attendees can participate in ride
and drives throughout the weekend.
WestEdge sponsors include Jenn-Air
Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
and Whole Foods Market
WestEdge Design Fair
October 22-25, 2015
Thursday, October 22 - Trade and Media Preview, 2:00-6:00 pm
Thursday, October 22 - Opening Night Party, 6:30-10:00 pm
Friday, October 23, 11:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday, October 24, 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday, October 25, 11:00 am-5:00 pm
The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Parking: $10 cash
$25 one-day pass; $25 three-day pass
Registration for qualified design trade, design students and press is complimentary prior to
$20; Attendees can purchase tickets online at www.westedgedesignfair.com
(includes a one-year digital subscription to Architectural Digest).
Opening Night Party (Benefiting the A+D Museum, Los Angeles)
Thursday, October 22, 6:30-10:00 pm
$95 ticket includes cocktails, passed hors d’ouevres, silent auction, all-access pass to WestEdge
and a one-year digital subscription to Architectural Digest.
For more information and ticketing, go to www.westedgedesignfair.com
PRESS REGISTRATION: www.ten31.co/westedge/press.cfm
About WestEdge Design Fair (www.westedgedesignfair.com)
WestEdge is a four-day event that offers the best in modern design, all in an environment designed
to engage, entertain and inspire. The fair offers the opportunity to shop from premium home
furnishings brands-many new to the West Coast and meet the designers behind thousands of
inspiring products. In addition, attendees gain insight from leading names in the design
industry with a full series of educational programs and special events.
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