W. Hollywood, CA

WESTWEEK 2014

Wed Mar 19 - Thu Mar 20 2014 | 9 AM - 6 PM

Pacific Design Center’s WESTWEEK Spring Market is the West Coast’s definitive showcase for global design. Debuting an array of luxury furnishings and interiors resources crafted by today’s foremost design innovators, the two-day event introduces the latest offerings from among 2,200 product lines presented by 100 boutique to internationally revered showroom manufacturers. A comprehensive series of programs and events featuring the nation’s leading shelter publications, editors and tastemakers provide information and education to 3,000-plus WESTWEEK trade professional attending from across the west and around the globe.

For more keynote, program, open house, event and product news info, check-out PDC’s Content Newsletter.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19 | SHOWROOM PROGRAMMING

11:00 AM | Kravet, Suite B624 Sarah Richardson: Interiors, Inspirations and Signature Style. Sarah Richardson, designer and star of HGTV’s Sarah’s House, Sarah 101 and Real Potential, will introduce her latest collection of fabrics for Kravet. Attendees will get an in-depth look at the development of Sarah’s new collection, hear first-hand what inspires her and learn how her signature style and design philosophy have transformed her business, inspiring clients and fans all over the world. Refreshments will be served.

11:00 AM | Michael Taylor Designs, Suite B542 Ken Fulk: Breaking the Rules. Designer Ken Fulk has invigorated the design world with his irreverent wit, daring aesthetic and all-round fresh sense of style. At the red-hot center of San Francisco’s new social order, Fulk discusses his unique thinking about design, tradition, art and fashion in the changing landscape of contemporary life. Hosted by Interiors Editorial Director Michael Wollaeger.

11:30 AM | WITFORD, Suite B517 Join WITFORD and California Homes for a reception with Alexa Hampton, who will be signing copies of her new book Decorating in Detail, along with fellow DESIGN STARS: American Classics participants Thomas Beeton, David Netto and Suzanne Tucker. Wine and light fare will be served.

12:00 PM | Donghia, Suite G196 Join Interiors Magazine’s Editorial Director Michael Wollaeger and Maya Romanoff’s CEO Joyce Romanoff for lunch as they unveil Multifarious: Maya Romanoff’s Grand Canvas. Enjoy a presentation on Maya Romanoff’s unique story, the biography of a man and an idea, as well as a book signing over lunch.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PMKneedler|Fauchère, Blue Conference Center Kerry Joyce: My Life in Design. Recognized as one of the country’s top interior designers for the past 20 years, Kerry Joyce launched Kerry Joyce Textiles at Kneedler|Fauchère three years ago to industry acclaim. Join Kerry Joyce as he relates illuminating stories from his career, shares his “8-step program” for successful design and discusses key lessons he’s learned about clients, partnerships, starting a business and the creative process of interior, architecture and product design. Hosted with Interiors Editorial Director Michael Wollaeger. Reception follows at the Kneedler|Fauchère showroom.

1:30 PM | Soolip, Suite G154 The Beauty & Allure of Paper: The Power of Tactile Messaging in the Digital Age. As a society steeped in the all-too impersonal mode of digital communication, we find ourselves drawn to the calming and personal nature of paper.  Its tactile essence, subtle beauty, penetrating depth and connection to nature are qualities that digital communication simply does not possess. Join Soolip founder Wanda Wen as she shares her insights about the importance of paper messaging, suggests ways to effectively communicate, and inspires you to consider paper and its related products to move your business forward. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to ann@soolip.com.

2:00 PM | Crestron Electronics, Suite G288 Modernism Week Show House – The Christopher Kennedy Compound. Join us for an exciting panel discussion featuring Christopher Kennedy, Patrick Dragonette and Vanessa Kogevinas from the Luxe Interiors and Design’s Modernism Week Show House. The designers seamlessly integrated today’s newest technology for home automation with the Palm Springs legacy of Mid-Century Modern architecture and jet-set American style. This showcase home, named for tastemaker Christopher Kennedy who spearheaded the project, includes rooms created by today’s most respected voices in interior design and home furnishings. Learn how Crestron home automation enhanced the space and vision of the project. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Stark Fabric & Wallcovering, Suite B617 Join Stark Fabric & Wallcovering for a presentation of the new 2014 Missoni Home Collection. Chris Philips of Missoni will be previewing the latest textiles with a raffle for a Missoni Home Collection accessory. Light refreshments will be served.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Thomas Lavin, Suite B310 London Calling: Kit Kemp’s Modern Style. Designer Kit Kemp brings bold color, surprising pattern and a quirky sense of fun to the ultra-hip Firmdale Hotel group she and husband Tim Kemp established in London. Join Kit and Interiors Editorial Director Michael Wollaeger for a lively discussion of her unique vision and new fabric collection for Christopher Farr Cloth, which brings her modern British style to our shores. Followed by Afternoon Tea and book signing with Kit, whose exuberant interior designs are featured in her first tome, A Living Space.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Cooper Pacific Kitchens, Suite G273 Steven Cooper will lead a discussion on some of the latest trends in kitchen designs and finishes and how to utilize them in way to make your project truly unique.

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Hokanson Carpet, Suite B611/B613 Preview Hokanson’s new Shadow Collection! Delve into the mysteries of this gorgeous and luxurious silk and wool shadow theme created by the artisans of Hokanson. At the same time have your future foretold by our mistress of the beyond! Learn about the Shadow Collection and enjoy cocktails and bites! We have been foretold of your attendance!

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Robert Allen|Beacon Hill, Suite B499 Make Social Media Work for You with Houzz. Learn the ins-and-outs of social media from Liz Hausman of Houzz along with top L.A. Area interior designers Kenneth Brown, Mark Cutler and Lori Dennis. Our savvy panel will discuss how to use Houzz to market yourself, gain more clients, and attract attention from the press. RSVP to LAevents@robertallendesign.com.

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Summit Furniture, Inc., Suite B135 Since 1979, unmistakable quality and superior design have made Summit Furniture the first choice for elegant hotels, restaurants, private clubs, estates and villas in London, Paris, Monaco, the Caribbean, New York, Los Angeles and beyond. From its first collection, First Cabin – to its most recent, LINLEY, Summit has earned its place as the preferred brand of fine teak furniture across the continents. Please join Summit President Jane Sieberts and one of Summit’s distinguished designers for a champagne toast to 35 years of design excellence.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Suite B525 Join Laura Kirar in celebrating her inspired new collection with McGuire Furniture. A casual mix of upholstery, wood, Danish cord and rattan, this collection imbues the casual luxury lifestyle of Southern California. Join us for lively conversation with Laura while enjoying wine and chocolate pairings inspired by her collection.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Brown Jordan, Suite B114 Stephen F. Elton, Chief Brand Officer of Brown Jordan, and Edie Cohen, Deputy Editor of Interior Design Magazine, will co-host an exclusive cocktail reception to celebrate the launch of the new Oculus Collection of Estate furniture designed by Michael Berman. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. RSVP rsvp@brownjordan.com or 310.659.0771

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Bausman & Company, Suite B355 Celebrating the re-opening of its Los Angeles showroom at Pacific Design Center, Bausman & Company is a premier local eco-friendly manufacturer of fine bench made furniture in a multitude of styles and finishes. RSVP before March 18th to 310-659-9459 or to deric@bausman.net.

THURSDAY, MARCH 20 | SHOWROOM PROGRAMMING

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Cooper Pacific Kitchens Join us for an all-day showroom reception serving snacks and refreshments.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Schumacher / Patterson Flynn Martin, Suite B489 Keynote Reception. Immediately following the keynote presentation, join designer Timothy Corrigan for a brunch reception and book signing to celebrate the launch of his debut collection of fabrics, furnishings and rugs exclusively for Schumacher and Patterson Flynn Martin. The talented designer marries an Old World sense of elegance with a California brand of comfort for a look that’s chic, livable and truly formidable.

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Thomas Lavin, Suite B310 DESIGN CAMP WESTWEEK! Please join interior design rock stars Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis at the Thomas Lavin showroom as they host a 2-hour mini design camp designed to inform, inspire and entertain. Following Lori and Kelli’s highly successful national tour of the Design Camp program, 6 high-profile Design Camp counselors will share their insights and secrets for success, providing you with the tools you need to transform your business, whether you’re an interior designer, product designer, architect or design enthusiast. A social media contest will occur simultaneously. Winners will receive a free ticket to the July 2014 Design Camp in Las Vegas. Tickets for a gourmet lunch hosted by Thomas Lavin will be provided to all those who attend camp!

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Armani/Casa, Suite G170 Fashion and Furniture: Overlapping Design. Giorgio Armani is a well know and universally respected icon of clothing design who has brought his sense of understated luxury into the home with the Armani/Casa brand. Join Fabrice Gouffran, head of Armani/Casa worldwide, as he provides an intimate look at the overlapping worlds of fashion and furniture design and the common inspirations from which both collections spring. The program will focus on Mr. Armani’s creative process in the development of seasonal clothing lines and the influence that fashion brings to his design of Armani/Casa products. Open house and reception immediately following the program. RSVP required at tdavis@giorgioarmani.com.

11:30 AM | Soolip, Suite G154 The Beauty & Allure of Paper: The Power of Tactile Messaging in the Digital Age. As a society steeped in the all-too impersonal mode of digital communication, we find ourselves drawn to the calming and personal nature of paper.  Its tactile essence, subtle beauty, penetrating depth and connection to nature are qualities that digital communication simply does not possess. Join Soolip founder Wanda Wen as she shares her insights about the importance of paper messaging, suggests ways to effectively communicate, and inspires you to consider paper and its related products to move your business forward. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to ann@soolip.com.

12:00 PM | Donghia, Suite G196 Join Andrea Rubelli, President and CEO, Donghia, Carolyn Reed, Vice President of Sales, Donghia and Christoph Haeussler, President, SAHCO for lunch and an introduction of the new Spring 2014 Collections from Donghia, Rubelli and SAHCO. Enjoy lunch as they bring the new collections to Los Angeles and discuss the fashion of fabric.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Kneedler|Fauchère, Suite B600 Therien & Co and Quatrain: Champagne Reception. Integrity of design.  Timeless.  An uncompromising standard of quality and uniqueness.  Therien & Co and Quatrain have maintained the admiration and respect of our design world for more than thirty years.  Evolving with innovation; delivering bold statements; these are designer designs we rely on to create truly individual environments. Kneedler|Fauchère is proud to now represent Therien &Co and Quatrain. We invite you to be-in-the-moment and toast this wonderful addition to our showroom with us.