This year’s Westedge Design Fair (October 16-19) plays to the home-court advantage with an emphasis on West Coast design and the creative communities (particularly in L.A.) that fuel it. One new feature during WestEdge is “SuperPACDesign,” a curated selection of fresh Pacific Coast-based designers chosen by Design Milk’s Founder and Executive Editor Jaime Derringer.
“With WestEdge being located in L.A., I wanted to highlight some of this part of the world’s best design and make sure that design from the Pacific Coast was well-represented,” said Derringer. “As an East Coaster now living in Southern California, I can appreciate the differences between what’s happening out here and what’s happening in New York. However, the New York design scene tends to get more attention, but there’s so much creativity and impressive design coming out of this area.”
The exhibition brings together talents from up and down the Pacific Coast of North America from Canada down to Mexico. From textile art to handcrafted furniture, Derringer pulled together pieces from more than 15 of her favorite modern West Coast-based designers.
Furniture and decor by Zoe Pawlak
Participants include 100xbtr, Eric Tine, Brendan Ravenhill, graypants, Hinterland Design, Iacoli & McAllister, Jeff Martin Joinery, Ladies & Gentleman, Mini Jung, PECA, Pholem Studio, Rachel Denny, Standard Socket, Tanya Aguiniga, urbancase, Varian Designs, Wolfum and Zoe Pawlak.
“The organizers of WestEdge were very open to my idea and I am very excited to have had this opportunity,” said Derringer. “I think the biggest challenge in putting together the exhibit was that there is so much good design happening in the West. I found it very difficult to narrow it down to a select few. Hopefully, that means we can do it again soon!"
Furniture by Pholem Studio
Attendees can visit the exhibit in Booth #201 and join the conversation by using the hashtag #superpacdesign.
Show hours are Thursday, October 16, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. (to the trade only) and the opening night party benefiting Heal the Bay starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $95. Friday, October 17, the show is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for regular $25 admission. Saturday, October 18, show hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 19 with regular $25 admission. To purchase tickets online in advance for $20, click here. The ticket price includes a one-year subscription to Architectural Digest.
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