After a record-breaking show in 2014, Dwell on Design (DODLA) returns, offering 400 exhibitors, over 250 speakers and continuing education opportunities for its 10th anniversary year. The tradeshow will run from May 29 to 31 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
This year, the section Dwell Outdoor has been expanded to 28,000 square feet, including the first-ever Dwell Outdoor Cinema. Additionally, the Modern Family Pavilion will showcase the latest in kid-friendly furnishings, and the Fort Peck – Make It Right and Monogram Modern Home prefabs by Method Homes will be available to be explored by designers. The Re-Imagination Pavilion features LG Studio kitchen appliances and NKBA and ASID professionals to dole out advice on kitchen design.
From left: Marcel Wanders, Mia Lehrer and Micky Dolenz.
Dutch designer Marcel Wanders will give the keynote. Other presenters include Eames and Lisa Demetrios, Charles Phoenix, Mia Lehrer, Micky Dolenz, David Hertz and Alvin Huang.
DODLA 2015 onstage program will focus on four topics presented continuously on all four stages: Design for Humankind, Smart Tech, Resiliency and Energy 360. Some of the lectures include “Healthy Architecture,” “The New Face of Affluence” and “3-D Printing and Architecture.”
Slider by Astek as seen at the Disney Contemporary Resort Club Lounge. Courtesy of Astek Wall Coverings.
Returning exhibitors include Astek Wall Coverings, Bugaboo, Cosentino, Sub-Zero and Wolf, Sunbrella and Miele. DODLA will welcome Fireclay Tile, Kodama Zomes, Molly M Designs, KitchenAid and Drikolor for the first time.
The tradeshow will host the fifth annual Dwell on Design Awards, preceded by the “Nice Modernist” award. Presented by Dwell president and CEO Michela O’Connor Abrams, this recognizes individuals who improve the quality of life for others through design and philanthropy. The AIA Restaurant Design Awards will also take place during the tradeshow; award finalists will present the panel “Behind Great Restaurant Design” prior to the ceremony on Saturday, May 30.
As part of DODLA’s premier partnership with Porsche, attendees will be able to test drive the new 2015 Cayenne, as well as visit a materials lab and interactive lobby installation. Test drives will be available May 30 and 31. Media partners include Architizer, Archilovers and Design Milk.