"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
_ William Morris
, 19th century craftsman, designer, writer

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Friday, October 17, 2014

This Weekend: WestEdge Design Fair

 It may not look like much from the street, but I promise once you get past the underwhelming banner tacked onto industrial cyclone fencing things start looking up. Way up. 
The 2nd annual WestEdge Design Fair being held in Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport this weekend (Oct. 16-19) is every inch a designer showcase.

 The show features more than 150 high-end exhibitors as well as ongoing panel discussions and workshops geared toward homeowners and design enthusiasts 
-in layman's terms, it's a smorgasboard of style. 
The best part, great taste without the calories. Unless of course, you sample from the outdoor grill demonstrations or take advantage of the well placed lounges throughout. 
 (Which, by all means --do!)

Open to both the trade and the public, the showcase plays host to mega brands (Bosch, Jenn-Air, Benjamin Moore, Gaggenau, Smeg) as well as entrepreneurial artisans such as Sitskie Design Studio, Foundation, Timothy J. Ferrie Lightsculptures, and Pelle to name a few.  You can browse everything from paint and furniture to lighting (skeleton lamp by Zia Priven!) doorknobs, fixtures, kitchen and bath products, outdoor furnishings, area rugs and refrigerators.

The event is also a great place to meet the designers and talk about their products and their processes in person. I have a feeling some of these folks will be remembered in the history books.

Watch for blogs about some of my faves in upcoming posts.

Lucite billiards table by BD Collection.

Online Advance tickets $20; Tickets sold onsite, $25.
Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. Parking $10 cash. 

Friday night cocktail party benefiting the A+D Museum, 5-8pm are $40.
October 17, 11am-8pm (including cocktail party)
October 18, 11am-6pm
October 19, 11am-5pm

1 comment :

  1. Thank you for your mention of our Philippe Skeleton lamp! I hope you enjoyed the show as much as we ( and he) did. ;)
    Marcia Zia-Priven


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