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PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER KICKS-OFF 40TH YEAR WITH A VIBRANT WESTWEEK 2015 LINE-UP

More than 30 celebrated design thought-leaders, 15 media/industry partners and nearly 100 programs, events, keynotes and product introductions energize PDC’s Spring Market and Anniversary Year

Don’t Miss Out – Registration Ends Monday, March 23!

Pacific Design Center

Pacific Design Center

Pacific Design Center’s WESTWEEK 2015 Spring Market, the West Coast’s definitive showcase for global design, debuts Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26. The two-day event provides a comprehensive series of informative presentations and engaging events featuring internationally-renowned tastemakers, while also debuting the latest luxury furnishings and interior resources crafted by today’s foremost design innovators. This year also commemorates PDC’s four decades of design leadership, serving as an iconic architectural landmark anchoring L.A.’s historic design district.

Fall Market 2014

Fall Market 2014

Designers attending from across the nation and around the globe will discover nearly 100 showroom programs, open houses, receptions and new line introductions. Top-notch educational programming delivered by the industry’s most celebrated A&D authorities, including Chris Barrett, Hagy Belzberg, Geoffrey Bradfield, Julia Buckingham, Barry Dixon, Oliver Furth, Alexa Hampton, David Hertz, India Hicks, Dakota Jackson, Suzanne Kasler, Christopher Kennedy, Richard Landry, Mary McDonald, Andrew Skurman, Michael S. Smith, Madeline Stuart and Suzanne Tucker, in conversation with editors from the nation’s leading print and digital titles, including Architectural Digest, C & C Home Magazines, California Home+Design, California Homes, Design Milk, Domaine, Elle Décor, Interiors Magazine, Luxe Interiors + Design, Robb Report Home & Style, and Town & Country, complete the Market experience. A selection of events includes:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

KEYNOTE – PERSONAL BEST presented by Architectural Digest

10:00-11:00 AM | SilverScreen Theatre

Editor in Chief Margaret Russell. Panelists and AD 100 designers Alexa Hampton and Michael S. Smith discuss their own recent projects and how the tastemakers’ personal design decisions inform and influence their work. A reception follows at A. Rudin, Suite G172, including a preview of the new Jeff Andrews Collection for A. Rudin. RSVP required.

KEYNOTE – … OR MAYBE IT’S THE WEATHER? The Los Angeles Design Movement in 2015 presented by C & C Home Magazines | 3:00-4:00 PM | Blue Conference Center

Senior Contributing Editor Melissa Goldstein joins LA><ART><DESIGN chair and interior decorator Oliver M. Furth, sculptors/decorative artists David Wiseman and Stefan Bishop, and fiber artist Tanya Aguiniga in a conversation exploring the thriving Design-Art hybrid movement that has catapulted Los Angeles onto the international stage as a cultural and creative global center. A reception follows the presentation. RSVP required.

MARKET HIGHLIGHTS:

WITFORD presents designer Suzanne Kasler in conversation with California Homes featuring the tastemaker’s new tome, Timeless Style; Thomas Lavin hosts Elle Décor and A&D influencers Chris Barrett, Dakota Jackson, Andrew Skurman and Madeline Stuart for a roundtable dialogue; Crestron Electronics and California Home+Design discuss Design in the Digital Age with Justina Blakeney, Jaime Derringer, Christian May and Brendan Ravenhill; Edelman, Lee Jofa, Michael Taylor Designs, Stark Fabric, Wallcovering & Furniture and Summit Furniture are among showrooms hosting events introducing new collections.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26

KEYNOTE – INSIDE THE DESIGNER’S STUDIO WITH MARY MCDONALD presented by Luxe Interiors + Design | 10:00-11:00 AM | Blue Conference Center

Editor in Chief Pamela Jaccarino in an up-close-and-personal conversation with celebrated tastemaker Mary McDonald discussing the designer’s creative passions, how her sensibilities and inspirations inform her work and what’s next for this fearless diva of design. A reception follows at Schumacher/Patterson, Flynn & Martin, Suite B489. RSVP required.

KEYNOTE – THE COLLABORATIVE PARADIGM: Transforming Design Through Cooperative Process

presented by AIA Los Angeles | 3:00-4:00 PM | Blue Conference Center

AIA Los Angeles Executive Director Nicci Solomons engages A&D innovators Joan Behnke, Hagy Belzberg, David Hertz and Dorothy Macik in an introspective dialogue revealing the transformative working interactive between firms and disciplines to exceed client expectations. Reception to follow at Ralph Pucci, Suite B203. RSVP required.

MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Donghia presents Origins: The 2015 Élitis Collection; Baker Knapp & Tubbs shares Secrets to Design Licensing with Julia Buckingham and India Hicks; Reagan Hayes and Viyet instruct on Using Social Media to Grow Your Brand; Crestron Electronics and Christopher Kennedy discuss home automation technology featured in the designer’s 2015 Palm Springs Modernism Week show house.

For more information about the WESTWEEK 2015 schedule of events, log-on at www.pacificdesigncenter.com or view PDC’s Content Newsletter Don’t miss out, registration ends Monday, March 23rd.

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