Dwell on Design, America’s largest modern design event, returns to the Los Angeles Convention 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.
More information, including keynote speakers, the 2013 highlights and a special promo code for ArchDaily readers after the break.
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 Sub-Zero/Wolf, 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."
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 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.
Tickets are on sale now at www.dwellondesign.com. And remember that you can use the promo code DAILY13 to save $5!