ANGELES -- Dwell on Design (www.dwellondesign.com),
the West Coast’s largest Design Show, returns to the Los
Angeles Convention Center June 22-24, 2012. Curated by the editors
of Dwell Magazine (www.dwell.com),
the three-day celebration brings together the best and brightest
products, services, and thought leaders in modern design today
for a series of conversations, demonstrations, tours, and much
more. In addition to featuring over 350 exhibitors on the show
floor, Dwell on Design encourages an ongoing design dialogue,
showcasing over 70 presentations on three separate stages. This
year, the show goes beyond the urban dwelling to encompass all
aspects of the modern lifestyle, seeking out a new definition
for modern beyond expectations.
“Design is driven by exploration and touches every aspect
of our lives from the technology and products we use, to the way
in which we communicate, to the spaces in which we live,”
said Dwell Media President Michela O’Connor Abrams. “Without
exploration, there would be no innovation. This year at Dwell
on Design, we’re exploring beyond the boundaries of expectation
to get a first look at the people, products, and ideas that will
redefine the very notion of modern.”
Among the many highlights for 2012:
[NEW] Design Installations
on Design will feature original design installations by local
creatives. Featured designers include Oyler Wu Collaborative.
More artists to be announced soon.
[NEW] Modern Marketplace Pavilions
mix of smaller and independent brands will be showcasing their
wares in new marketplace pavilions dedicated to the Modern Family,
Modern Home, Design Materials, and Modern Artisan. Dwell on Design
attendees will be able to peruse, source, and shop throughout
the course of the three-day design celebration.
to the Sustainability and Design Innovation stages which feature
over 70 presentations by the best and brightest from all walks
of design, Dwell on Design is adding a third stage this year.
The Demonstration stage will be dedicated to hands-on demonstrations
for the DIY design enthusiast throughout the weekend of Dwell
on Design and on Friday during the Business of Design Talks and
[NEW] Dwell Home Venice
Home Venice is Dwell Media’s latest show home. Scheduled
for completion in summer 2012, the home is a showcase of modern
design and architecture and will be open to the public for tours
during Dwell on Design. Designed by Sebastian Mariscal, the house
blurs the boundary between indoor and outdoor, transforming a
modest Venice lot into a modern urban sanctuary.
Dwell Modern Home Tours
Dwell Modern Home Tours return this year. Get a peek inside some
of the most memorable modern homes on the Westside (Saturday,
June 16th) and Eastside (Sunday, June 24th) of Los Angeles. Homes
will be announced shortly and tickets will go on sale in April.
New this year: Dwell will be adding a third modern home tour on
Sunday, June 17th. Details to be announced soon.
Green Car Ride and Drives
second appearance at Dwell on Design, Green Car Journal will offer
test drives of some of the latest and new-to-market hybrid and
electric vehicles. Last year, the new Fiat was a huge hit. This
year, the slate of new green cars could range from compacts to
SUVs, station wagons to road hugging sports cars. Featured cars
include the Infiniti M Hybrid and the Fisker Karma.
hit on the show floor, Dwell Outdoor brings the best of the outside
in (including chickens!). The pop-up village will showcase the
latest and greatest in outdoor furnishing, accessories, and materials.
Dwell Outdoor will feature several new prefab structures, including
Airclad by Inflate, Connect Homes, LivingHomes, and Sustain Design
on Design is also a hit among the kids. Budding modernists are
invited to check out the latest in modern playground architecture,
painting, photography, toys, and other pint sized accoutrement
for the modern lifestyle.
Dwell on Design Awards
on Design will host the 2nd Annual Dwell on Design Awards, recognizing
the best exhibits on the show floor. The jury will be announced
AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards
Annual RDAs recognize top toques and great design. Jury winners
and People’s Choice favorites will be announced on Friday,
June 22nd at a special reception. The esteemed jury this year
includes Chef Michael Voltaggio, architect Mark Rios, and KCRW’s
Host of Good Food Evan Kleiman.
Dwell Design Week
Design Week is a series of special events leading up to and in
conjunction with Dwell on Design, and which encourages both design
professionals and consumers to experience the best of Los Angeles
design. Dwell hosts a series of engaging conversation-based events
between Dwell Editors and select design innovators that rotate
throughout L.A. design districts, including the popular “Meet
the Architects” Nights. This year, the events start on Friday,
Regular tickets are on sale now: http://dod.dwell.com/tickets-registration.
Media, LLC (Dwell) is the parent company of Dwell Magazine,
Dwell Digital, Dwell on Design, Dwell Research + Strategy, and
The Dwell Homes Collection. Founded in 2000 by Lara Hedberg Deam,
Dwell has received countless industry awards and is widely regarded
as the leading voice of the modern design movement.
information, go to www.dwellondesign.com.