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CinemaTech Shares the Fundamentals of Designing Home Theaters

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

CinemaTech, the leader in home theater seating, acoustics, design and custom sofas, recently opened the doors to its new West Coast location with a Pacific Design Center showroom. Reflecting on their new home at PDC, CinemaTech’s Vice President, Matt Denton, acknowledges, “We work with designers, integrators, architects, builders and clients. As these trade professionals and their customers shop the PDC for a variety of high-end home products, taking a showroom was the logical choice for us to access this critical market with a centralized design center presence.”

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Peter Shire: Naked Is the Best Disguise

Posted on May 3rd, 2017

Ceramic collections make classic decorative pieces. If you’re on the hunt for quality artisan goods, the new exhibit by artist Peter Shire at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in California’s Pacific Design Center will raise the standard of your home ceramics collection. On view through July, “Peter Shire: Naked Is the Best Disguise” surveys the Los Angeles–based artist’s design work, including ceramics, furniture and works on paper dating back to the 1970s.

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A Look Back at the 2017 Wattles Mansion Showcase

Posted on May 1st, 2017

As spring began, so did the 2017 Wattles Mansion Showcase. The Los Angeles mansion and its 47-acre property—originally built in 1908 as a winter home for prominent financier Gurdon Wattles and his family—was transformed into a showhouse for the first time last year. This year, the designer showcase returned, and will remain open through April 16, displaying the likes of 16 designers and design duos. We spoke to the creative forces behind five of the showhouse’s beautiful vignettes to hear about the inspiration and product choices that drove their design process.

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Five New, Must-Visit PDC Showrooms

Posted on April 28th, 2017

PDC has recently welcomed five international showrooms in the furniture, fabric, wallcoverings, theater and accessory categories. These new showrooms include brands transitioning from a retail to a design center presence, as well as those marking their West Coast debut.

“The addition of these premier new showrooms from around the world strengthens our position as the global, go-to design resource in Los Angeles,” says Charles S. Cohen, owner and president of the Cohen Design Centers. “The commitment of these brands to PDC underlines our dedication in advancing the commerce of design by providing the highest caliber of quality, style and sophistication to the West Coast home furnishings market. We’re so pleased our new partners have chosen Pacific Design Center as their new home.”

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PDC Celebrates Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise

Posted on April 17th, 2017

The accomplishments of Southern California’s most prolific design talents were recognized on March 22 at the PDC’s 2017 Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise Awards ceremony. Charles S. Cohen, president and owner of the Cohen Design Centers, commemorated a hand-selected group of individuals for their valued contributions to the industry. Four designers from three firms were dubbed the 2017 Stars on the Rise. They stood out for making a name for themselves over the past year. Here, three of these honorees share why this honor is so exciting for their careers…

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Michelle Nussbaumer and Hutton Wilkinson Talk Maximalism, Tony Duquette and Publishing Endeavors

Posted on April 7th, 2017

WESTWEEK 2017 at the PDC ended on a highly entertaining note as Architectural Digest West Coast editor Mayer Rus moderated a dialogue (scratch that—a hilarious interaction) between designers and friends Dallas-based Michelle Nussbaumer and Beverly Hills–based Hutton Wilkinson, which covered their mutual admiration for the renowned Tony Duquette, their most recent personal endeavors (including two very popular books), and plenty more.

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Holly Hunt on the Serendipity and Struggles of Building a Brand

Posted on April 5th, 2017

“What does it take to become a legend—an icon of design?,” Luxe Interiors + Design editor in chief Pamela Jaccarino asked the audience at WESTWEEK 2017.

“One has to be a powerhouse, superbly talented, selflessly committed with unwavering energy and clear-sighted vision,” she continued. “One must be an arbiter of refined taste, have a fierce passion for design, boundless creativity, preside over every detail, and be a quintessential professional. Holly Hunt not only embodies this spirit, she wrote the book on it.” And with that, day two of the PDC‘s annual spring market commenced with the keynote, “The Woman Behind the Name,” an intimate discussion between Pamela and Holly.

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What Happens When 100 Designers Lend Their Expertise to One Book?

Posted on April 4th, 2017

Since its publication six months ago, there has been much buzz surrounding Carl Dellatore‘s Interior Design Master Class. To continue the celebration of the highly educational publication, Traditional Home style editor Krissa Rossbund moderated a discussion with Carl and three decorative arts icons who penned essays in the book: Hollyhock owner Suzanne Rheinstein, who is known for a signature style that many describe as elegant civility; Timothy Corrigan, who has design offices in Los Angeles and Paris, and has created licensed collections with seven partners; and British designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, who is recognized for his broad range of eclectic yet sophisticated styles. The second keynote of WESTWEEK 2017 at the PDC, titled “Conversation Pieces of ‘Design Master Class,’” touched on a great deal of topics—including the tome’s backstory, how sex and interiors coincide, and what the designer-in-training really needs to pay attention to.

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Icon and Innovator – All in One!

Posted on March 29th, 2017

To be considered an icon is substantial. To be considered an innovator is quite notable. So what about those who are considered both? How is this level of diverse expertise achieved? This very thought was explored during WESTWEEK 2017 at the PDC, starting with the keynote “The Intersection of Icon and Innovator.”

Moderator and Veranda editor in chief Clinton Smith facilitated an enlightening discussion with two renowned designers and true forward-thinkers. John Saladino, who began his own firm in 1972 and is recognized for many firsts in 21st-century interior design (read: scratched-coat plaster on walls, being one of the first designers to have successful furniture collections, and more), and Richard Shapiro, devotee of the arts, gallery owner and 35-year collector of iconic postwar contemporary art.

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Top Five Themes You Will See at WESTWEEK 2017

Posted on March 16th, 2017

In the mood for engaging keynote presentations, cocktail parties, showroom open houses and product debuts? Well, you’re in luck. Less than one week from now, on March 22 and 23, WESTWEEK 2017 will kickoff at the PDC. The theme of this year’s annual two-day market, “Icons + Innovators,” will offer interesting programs and events surrounding the seminal standard-bearers and groundbreaking influencers leading the design industry forward today.

To best navigate the extensive schedule of events, we have pulled together a list of the top five Spring Market themes and where to see them in action!

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