Dwell on Design, America’s largest modern design event, returns to the Los AngelesConvention Center, June 21-23, 2013. DOD reimagines the trade show experience by transforming 200,000 square feet of concrete into a design incubator where prefab comes to life and design luminaires debate the issues of today. With more than 400 exhibitors, 200 speakers, 2000 products and an expected 30,000 attendees, DOD has become the largest design event in the US, showing how influential design is in every aspect of our modern world. Dwell is proud to announce The Lincoln Motor Company as the Presenting Auto sponsor, Design Partner jcpenney and Industry Partner The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). The event is produced by Dwell Media.
For Archdaily.com here are the 2013 hightlights from the fair.
Keynote Address: Michael Graves
Renowned architect and industrial designer Michael Graves will share his insights on universal design and design’s direct influence on quality of life.
AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards
The 9th Annual RDAs recognize top toques and great design. Jury winners and People’s Choice favorites will be announced on Saturday, June 22nd at a special reception. The esteemed jury this year includes restaurateur Warner Ebbink, writer/editor Margot Dougherty, and architect George Kelly.
ASID Pinterest Pavilion and Programs
As Dwell’s Design Partner, ASID is participating in the Pinterest Pavilion that will showcase “pin-spiration” boards of the 10 winning designers from the “Pin to Win” competition sponsored by Sherwin-Williams and Sunbrella. ASID programs also include Designer Consultations for consumers, the Chapter Leadership Conference, GO PRO/LA and REGREEN workshops for design professionals.
Lincoln Says “Hello, Again” to Modern Design
Presenting Auto Sponsor, The Lincoln Motor Company, will feature winning submissions from the “Re-imagining Mid-Century Design” competition, where we invited the Dwell design community to submit a re-imagined concept for the mid-century home to keep this movement fresh and relevant. View the exhibition to see how past creations inspire new ideas and get a sneak peek at the future of luxury automobiles with the Lincoln MKC Concept vehicle and experience the 2013 Lincoln MKZ.
Dwell Outdoor: Featuring the jcpenney Prefab Home
A perennial hit on the show floor, Dwell Outdoor brings the best of the outside in. The pop-up village will showcase the latest in outdoor furnishings, accessories, and materials. Among the highlights, the jcpenney Prefab Home, built by Method Homes and designed by Bogue Trondowski Architects, will be decorated with items from the newly launched jcpenney home assortment including product from exclusive design partners.
Featured Artist-in-Residence: Tanya Aguiñiga
Furniture designer, craftsperson, and community activist Tanya Aguiñiga will be DOD’s first- ever featured artist-in-residence, bringing a living exhibition to the show floor upcycling furnishings that will then be donated to Los Angeles shelters.
Design Clinics: Architecture, Landscape and Interior Design
Besides great products and new ideas, Dwell on Design also offers visitors practical advice and design solutions. Visitors are invited to sign up in advance for one-on-one architecture, landscape, and interior design clinics.
Green Car Ride and Drive
Green Car Journal will offer test drives of some of the latest and new-to-market hybrid and electric vehicles. Featured cars include The Lincoln Motor Company’s sleek and sophisticated MKZ Hybrid.