Los Angeles' Architecture + Design Museum (A+D) invited designers to reimagine the “ultimate carry-on” pieces for a runway show, auction and fundraising gala in honor of its 12th anniversary on May 11.
Entitled “CELEBRATE: The Journey,” the evening featured top talent from architecture, design, fashion, graphics, product, industrial and the visual arts. Emcee and actor Boise Thomas guided attendees through the event dressed as a pilot, making announcements in “pilot speak” while accompanied by flight attendant-clad models.
Model showcasing Steven Ehrlich's leather "Bag-ette"
Model showcasing "2Fold" by Frederick Fisher & Partners
"Andy BOOM" by The Warner Group Architects, Inc. in collaboration with Simon Rabb
Attendees outbid each other for Fitzsu’s “Traveling Museum Picnic” which included premier high design picnic-wear, and for “Andy BOOM” by The Warner Group Architects, Inc. in collaboration with artist Simon Raab. The latter rolling carry-on featured a depiction of Andy Warhol and grenade-shaped feet.
Erica Islas' "Clearly my Carry-On"
Chris Fox's "Salon Jetpackers Quiffy Ponytail Bob"
The event hosted approximately 600 people including carry-on creators David Hertz, architect, 747 House; Fitzsu’s Su Sazama and Fitz, interior designers Trip Haenisch and Erica Islas/EMI Interior Design; MINARC’s Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg ingjaldsdóttir; April Greiman and Michael Rotondi, a Sci-Arc founder; among many more.
Runway shots photo credit: imag8nineteen