Wed Mar 23 - Thu Mar 24
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 nearly 4,000 WESTWEEK trade professionals attending from across the west and around the globe.
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 | SHOWROOM PROGRAMS
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Baker Furniture, Suite B525 Keynote Reception. Join House Beautiful and the panel for a reception in the Baker showroom following the morning keynote presentation.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Holly Hunt, Suite B377 Join Holly Hunt for a trunk show introducing a new Spring collection of “great performers” suitable for contract use yet luxurious enough for residential spaces. The Great Plains Collection features unique performance yarns in shades of lilac, jade, and blue imbued with dynamic patterns that coordinate seamlessly with new upholstery textures. Come experience Cloud Nine, a durable mohair-like velvet offered in a wide variety of sophisticated colors. Romeo, a polished and pristine leather with subtle grain texture and saturated color, is Holly Hunt Leather’s newest quality with a supple touch. A reception follows featuring fresh juices, smoothies and lite bites by Alchemy.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Mimi London, Suite G168 The Root of California Modern: Integrating Organic Pieces into Every Design. Interiors Editor-in-Chief Erika Heet will moderate a discussion with Mark Boone, President/Owner of Mimi London and Mark Boone Interiors, as well as renowned Los Angeles interior designer Kevin Corn on integrating natural pieces into any project. Mark and Kevin will walk the audience through projects from Malibu to Big Sur and Aspen to Idaho sharing rarely seen images and their unparalleled expertise on using wood and other natural elements in chic, glamorous and unexpected ways to achieve a classic California Modern aesthetic, anywhere. Light refreshments will be served.
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Edelman Leather, Suite G158 Leather For Interiors. For ages, the beauty, durability and timeless quality of leather have endured as an invaluable element for interior designers around the world. Since 1981, Edelman Leather has provided luxury leathers for the high-end residential, contract, hospitality, aviation and marine markets. This Trade Talk & CEU, hosted by Edelman Leather’s Vice President of Sales Lara Hackett, will educate you on how leather is made while sharing new applications and innovations in the use of leather and its impact on the environment. Discover the freedom of color, texture and style that leather offers today’s designers.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Donghia, Blue Conference Center, B259 Angelo Donghia: Design Superstar. Designer Angelo Donghia was one of the country’s most celebrated designers, with a high-profile image to rival that of his celebrity clients. Andrea Favaretto Rubelli, CEO, Donghia, brings you Angelo Donghia: Design Superstar, a documentary that provides a fascinating look inside the career and design mind of one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. This film will educate and inspire current and future designers and illuminate Mr. Donghia’s influence on design today.
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | A. Rudin, Suite G172 Layering History: Hybrid Design Today. Can traditional design have a contemporary spirit? Can contemporary design offer historical comforts? And what style are today’s clients most interested in for their own homes? Join noted design editor Michael Wollaeger, world-renowned architect Richard Landry and celebrated interior designer Stephen Sills to explore the dialectic between modern and traditional design and to learn how top talents resolve these issues in their work. Light lunch following the program.
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Hagan Flynn, Suite B435 Join Hagan Flynn for a Brooklyn-style lunch and introduction to the new Spring 2016 Collection from Watermark Design, a Brooklyn-based manufacturer of decorative plumbing fixtures, bathroom accessories, lighting and elegant hardware for the luxury commercial and residential markets.
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Michael Taylor Collections, Suite B504 Come celebrate the opening of the new Michael Taylor Collections showroom, representing all three of our brands … Michael Taylor, Panache and Hamilton. We are also pleased to introduce the new Riviera Outdoor Furniture Collection by designer Suzanne Tucker for Michael Taylor Designs and introduce the Jan Showers Collection now represented in our new showroom. Join us, along with Suzanne Tucker and Jan Showers, for a light lunch in our new 5th Floor showroom.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Fabricut, Suite B470 Designing with Wallpaper: How to Maximize Impact and Creative Opportunities with Wallcoverings. Join Fabricut for a free CEU program presented by Jeannette Chen, Director of Wallcovering, Fabricut Inc. This course will discuss the history of wallcoverings, technological advances of producing wallcoverings, printing methods and commonly used terms and the creative applications and solutions of wallpaper in interior spaces. Please RSVP to secure your seat and course registration. Refreshments will be served. CEU: 0.1 CEU Credit.
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | JANUS et Cie, Suite B146 JANUS et Cie’s latest furnishing innovations are a tour de force of design, craft and technology. Celebrate the launch of the company’s 2016 offering and design your own dessert with the nitro-frozen sweets of SuperCool Creamery.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Lee Jofa, Suite B639 Drawing inspiration from her talent as a visual artist and her activism on behalf of those infected with HIV/AIDS, Mary Fisher has created an exceptional collection for Groundworks at Lee Jofa. Join Mary as she presents the influences and stories behind her beautiful new fabric and trimming collection. Lee Jofa will donate a portion of the proceeds from the Groundworks Mary Fisher Collection to DIFFA, Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS.
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Donghia, Suite G196 The Alchemy of Great International Design. Join Andrea Favaretto Rubelli, CEO, Donghia and Carolyn Reed, Chief Brand Officer of Rubelli and Sahco as they present the spectacular 2016 textile collections while you enjoy Prosecco and sweets.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Crestron Electronics, Suite G288 Must-Haves for Today’s Homes. Crestron Home Automation and PERFEC Hardwood Floors invite you to WESTWEEK 2016! Architect Tim Barber and interior designer Chris Barrett engage in a lively conversation, moderated by Coldwell Banker Realtor & Architectural Division Director Bret Parsons, focusing on homeowners’ current must-haves in architecture, design and amenities. Come for lunch at PERFEC Hardwood Floors from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Enjoy dessert & champagne following the presentation.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Martin|Patrick|Evan, Suite B457 The Art of Custom Rugs. Join Martin|Patrick|Evan for a brief history of our hand-crafted custom rugs. The program will focus on our unique rug qualities including the different varieties of yarn compositions, as well as the dyeing process and numerous styles of weaving. We will also discuss the art of hand-finishing our one-of-a-kind pieces. Please RSVP as seating is limited.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Thomas Lavin, Suite B310 The Power and Insights of Collecting Contemporary Art. Join us for an informed discussion led by Luxe Interiors + Design Editor-in-Chief Pamela Jaccarino with leading art experts on the power of collecting contemporary art … Rebecca Morse, museum curator, Randy Sommer, art gallery owner, GT Dave, art collector, James Magni, architect/designer and Michael Thomas, art adviser. Coming together from various perspectives within the art world, this group will provide valuable insights around the ambiguous topic of contemporary art and translate the complicated matrix of art into understandable terms, thus helping designers further educate themselves and their clients. Mandatory RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2:30 PM | Kravet, Suite B624 Luxe Light and Home: Illuminating Design. Meet the creators behind this exciting new brand of lighting now available exclusively through Kravet showrooms. Join Kravet and Los Angeles based owner/designers Jason Cooper and Sally Thomas Cooper for an intimate introduction to these exciting collections of artisanal lighting. RSVP at email@example.com
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | James Perse Furniture, Suite B122/B130 Keynote Reception Join the A+D Museum and the panel for a reception in the James Perse showroom following the afternoon keynote presentation.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Holland & Sherry, Suite B305 Color: The Age of Elegance. Color doesn’t have to be bold. Color doesn’t have to be bright. Join Traditional Home Senior Style Editor Krissa Rossbund as she leads a discussion with Los Angeles designers Katie Leede, Thomas Callaway and Heidi Bonesteel about how design’s biggest fear … COLOR … has turned into design’s greatest success. Palettes are subtle, they are sophisticated, and they have confidence and attitude to make something out of nothing. With clients that lean toward neutral schemes, designers have mastered using soft palettes with intent, resulting in interiors that are calming and curated.You’ll never look at the swatch book neutrals in the same way again. A reception with the panel follows the presentation.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Reagan Hayes, Suite B300 The Confluence of Art and Design. Please join designer Reagan Hayes, design icon Windsor Smith and acclaimed artist Kimberly Brooks as design writer and curator Rose Apodaca leads an inspiring discussion to explore the interplay between various forms of art and the spaces they influence. New works by Kimberly Brooks will be on display and a book signing with Windsor Smith will follow the event.
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Quintus, Suite B519 Please join Jobst Blachy and Quintus for CRAFTED: A Grand Opening Event, featuring artisan crafted eats and signature cocktails such as the Quintini. Conclude you first day of WESTWEEK at this vibrant and inspiring affair.
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Bausman & Company, Suite B396 Join Pamela Jaccarino, Editor-in-Chief, Luxe Interiors + Design, and Craig Johnson, Founder of Bausman & Company, to preview the brand’s fine quality multi-line collection at our new 7,500 square-foot PDC showroom during WESTWEEK. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Ralph Pucci International, Suite B203 Commemorate the centennial of Danish-American furniture designer Jens Risom with a birthday celebration and exhibition preview of the designer’s Mid-Century Modern pieces.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24 | SHOWROOM PROGRAMS
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Ralph Pucci International, Suite B203 Keynote Reception. Join Interiors and the panel for a reception in the Ralph Pucci showroom following the morning keynote presentation.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | DEDON, Suite B188 Please join DEDON for our special guest speakers Bob and Cortney Novogratz. The husband and wife design team and HGTV stars will discuss the advantages and reoccurring investment potential of designing a home as a boutique hotel. A Moroccan-themed reception with light food and tea will follow the presentation. RSVP requested.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Thomas Lavin, Suite B309/B310 California Bauhaus. Inspired by the concept of “Bauhaus in California,” the renowned Los Angeles design studio Commune debuts its first fabric collection, created in collaboration with Christopher Farr|Cloth. Join Thomas Lavin in presenting Commune principal Roman Alonso, Christopher Farr and design editor Michael Wollaeger as they explore Commune’s collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to design, the influence of modernism in Los Angeles and the logistics of translating aesthetic visions into the medium of fabric.Mandatory RSVP to email@example.com.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | JANUS et Cie, Suite B146 The Ultimate Outdoor Living Room! With our close-to-perfect weather, an outdoor living space in Southern California is essential to every home. Meet the top architects and designers who are creating outdoor kitchens and living areas that genuinely rival those inside the home, and hear tips for creating a year-round, all-weather outdoor entertaining space that spells high design as well as livability. Hear from Russ Diamond, President of Snyder Diamond, Michael Rachlin, AIA, of Rachlin Partners and Kirk Nix, interior designer for the hospitality world. A fabulous gourmet designer barbecue sponsored by Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet follows at the JANUS et Cie outdoor patio.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Donghia, Suite G196 Inside the Designers’ Studio. Join Donghia and Pollack as Pollack’s Design Director Rachel Doriss walks you through her personal process of designing a textile collection from start to finish. Watch Rachel’s inspirational respect for weaving come to life through original drawings, hand-sketched patterns and cuttings of designs as they’ve gone through the various stages.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Duralee, Suite B601 Keynote Reception. Join The Hollywood Reporter and the panel for a reception in the Duralee showroom following the afternoon keynote presentation.
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | J|Geiger Shading Technology, Suite B112 Social Hour: A Workshop on The Effective Use of Social Media as a Designer. We live in a world where social media is inescapable. Many designers feel like the use of social media outlets like Pinterest or Instagram can be considered “selling out.” Reality is, in today’s technologically driven world, a survival tactic to not only maintain a steady clientele and be relevant, but to continue to grow even bigger. With effective use of social media you can get more clients, licensing deals, editorial attention, and more. Luxe Interiors + Design will present two young designers with enormous social media influence, Roxy Sowlady + Ryan Saghian. They will share success stories and provide tips on how to master your own Social Media sphere. Guest panelists include Cesar Giraldo, Tag Front Interior Design and Bobby Berk of Bobby Berk Home.