LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dwell on Design (www.dwellondesign.com), America's largest modern design event, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 21-23, 2013. DOD reimagines the tradeshow 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 (www.dwell.com).
Much like European trade shows, Dwell on Design is broken up into zones, taking visitors on a journey through constructed wonderlands such as Dwell Outdoor, the Tech Zone, the modern family lounge – as well as Furniture and Kitchen & Bath. Both trade professionals and consumers will be saturated with home solutions that are sophisticated, modern and smart. Exhibitors include household names like Miele, Kohler, GE Monogram, Emeco and American Express as well as modern staples such as Resource Furniture, Marimekko and Urbio.
Content continues to set DOD apart from other trade shows this year. Renowned architect and product designer, Michael Graves will kick off the weekend as Keynote Speaker and focus his inspiring presentation on design, including how his philosophy and perspective changed due to a life altering-illness. Continuing on three stages (Design Innovation stage; Sustainable Design stage; Business of Design/Demo stage) over three days, representatives from the Getty Conservation Institute, MOCA, LACMA, Sci-Arc, the MAK Center, Architecture for Humanity and The American Society of Interior Designers will host thought-provoking and educational panels open to all attendees.
"Dwell on Design is a celebration of design ideas and inspiration," enthuses Dwell Media President Michela O'Connor Abrams. "As the arbiter of modern architecture and design, Dwell Media brings inspiration through all its platforms to 2.1 million design-seekers who view us as their defacto guide to life in the modern world. Dwell on Design delivers on this promise in a live format leading with world-class content and engaging design experiences. As a result, our event stands out in its unique ability to act as the conduit through which designers, manufacturers, retailers and design-savvy consumers come together under one roof."
2013 KEY SPONSORS & PARTNERS Presenting Auto Sponsor - The Lincoln Motor Company Dwell Design Partner- jcpenney Industry Partner- The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
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.
Dwell on Design Awards Dwell on Design will host the 3rd Annual Dwell on Design Awards, recognizing the best exhibits on the show floor. Nominees will be chosen across eleven categories: Kitchen, Bath, Design Materials, Energy, Furniture and Accessories, Lighting, Outdoor, Modern Lifestyle. Jury to be announced soon.
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 Presents "Hello Again" and Winners Gallery Presenting Auto Sponsor, The Lincoln Motor Company, will feature the winning submissions from the "Re-imagining Mid-Century Design" competition, which invited people to submit their re-imagined concept for the mid-century home. View the exhibition and get up close and personal with Lincoln's new MKZ Hybrid.
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 Aguiniga Furniture designer, craftsperson, and community activist Tanya Aguiniga 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.
ABOUT DWELL MEDIA, LLC Dwell Media is the parent company of Dwell magazine, Dwell Digital + Mobile, Dwell on Design events, and the Dwell Homes Collection. Founded in 2000 by Lara Deam, Dwell has received countless industry awards and is widely regarded as a leading voice in the modern design movement. Championing a philosophy that is idea-driven and sensitive to social and physical surroundings, its enduring passion for design leads a passionate community of design-seekers to be "At Home in the Modern World." Learn more at www.dwell.com.
ABOUT THE LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY Lincoln is the luxury automotive brand of Ford Motor Company, committed to creating compelling vehicles with an exceptional ownership experience to match. Lincoln will introduce four all-new vehicles in the next four years. For more information about Lincoln, please visit media.lincoln.com or www.lincoln.com. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/lincoln.
ABOUT AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS (ASID) The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people's lives. Its more than 30,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Learn more at www.asid.org.
Dwell Design Week presented by The Lincoln Motor Company
June 14-20, Los Angeles, CA
Dwell 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 discussions between Dwell Editors and select design innovators that rotate throughout the L.A. design districts, including the popular "Meet the Architects" Nights. This year sponsors include The Lincoln Motor Company, Lladro, Marimekko and Resource Furniture.
The week will also include three self-guided tours of LA's most unique modern homes, specially selected by Dwell editors. Proceeds benefit Architecture for Humanity. This year, in addition to East Side and West Side, Dwell will explore Canyons and Valley. Dwell will also debut the Dwell Home Venice, the magazine's latest showcase home on the West Side Tour.
June 14 –
West Side Meet the Architects, The Getty Museum, 6-9pm
June 15 –
West Side Home Tour, self guided
June 18 –
East Side, Downtown, Canyons and Valley Meet the Architect Night, Location TBD
June 19 –
Lladro and Dwell present The Guest by Gary Baseman, Lladro Showroom, 408 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, 6-8pm
June 20 –
Celebrate Color with Marimekko and Dwell, 370 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, 6-8pm
Dwell toasts Resource Furniture's L.A. Showroom Opening, 314 North Crescent Heights Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, 7-9pm