A keynote with Traditional Home, showroom programming and receptions, DesignLAb gallery openings, and product launches are just some of the festivities designers can expect to be part of as they head to the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 18, for Fall Market.
Krissa Rossbund, Jamie Bush, Chris Barrett
The day will kick off with a keynote presentation celebrating Traditional Home’s 25th Anniversary as Senior Style Editor Krissa Rossbund moderates a discussion that looks back on shining design moments of the past two and half decades, and identifies what will be deemed iconic and classic 25 years from now. Panelists include Chris Barrett, Jamie Bush and Trip Haenisch. The presentation takes place at the Blue Conference Center, Suite 259 at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow at JANUS et Cie, Suite B146. RSVP for this event here.
Read on for a look at the showroom programming happening throughout the day:
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sherwin-Williams will present “ColorMix” 2015 at the Duralee showroom. Designers will learn about the color trends for the year ahead and how to implement them into their work. Brunch will be served. 0.1 CEU Credit will be offered. (Duralee, Suite B532)
12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m. Armani/Casa will introduce its new, exclusive wallcoverings collection. Designers are invited to join Maria Raco and Setsuko Hara for an exclusive preview of the collection, and a detailed look at the inspiration and extraordinary materials behind each design. RSVP required via email (Armani/Casa, Suite G170)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Fashion plays a major role in the development of color for interiors. The colors seen in the fashion world almost always gravitate into the home…if not the exact shade, then certainly in families of various hues. Designers are invited to join Kravet and Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute, for a view of transitioning colors from the past as well as a revealing glimpse of future trends, featuring the latest Kravet Colors for Pantone collection. (Kravet, Suite B624)
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PERFEC Floors invites guests to enjoy a reception in its new showroom featuring architectural and design interpretations of “The Logo”—a wood plank with custom design applications for commercial, hospitality and residential installations. A catered lunch will be served. (PERFEC Floors, Suite G299)
1:30 p.m. Robert Allen is introducing its second collection of Solids & Textures with more than 200 new colors in a variety of textures. Designers are invited to join in the celebration, experiment with color and experience the Robert Allen Color Lab. Refreshments will be served. (Robert Allen, Suite B499)
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Steven Cooper, owner and designer at Cooper Pacific Kitchens, will discuss the latest trends in kitchens showcasing unexpected finishes. (Cooper Pacific Kitchens, Suite G273)
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mimi London invites designers to a discussion to learn about and experience the printing magic of the Le Gracieux, Inc. textile line from the studio of designer Douglas Funkhouser. A veteran of theatrical and motion picture production design, Funkhouser applies his craft to residential interiors, producing hand-painted finishes, textiles and wall coverings for such notable names as Bruce Gregga, Michael Smith, Mark Boone and Rose Tarlow, with whom he is best known for his collaboration in developing the Melrose House Collection. (Mimi London, Inc., Suite G168)
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Baker invites designers to a celebration of craftsmanship and design. Engage with the company’s top artisans for an intimate look at the beauty, craftsmanship and style of Baker Furniture during “Craft + Design: A Baker Salon Event.” (Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Suite B525)
2:30 p.m. Crestron hosts a cutting-edge seminar “Automating Décor with Shading Solutions.” Designers will also get the opportunity to see a live demonstration of the latest shade motor featuring Digital Quiet Motor Technology. They can also enter a raffle for the chance to take home some Crestron products. (Crestron, Suite G288)
4:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. Larry Hokanson, founder of Hokanson Custom Rugs and Carpets, will host a cocktail reception to unveil a new rug exhibition. Hokanson will be available to respond to questions about the custom rug process, and explain how showroom staff can assist designers with their next project. (Hokanson Custom Rugs and Carpets, Suite B613)
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Designers are invited to experience Bronze2 featuring pieces by designers Lianne Gold, Chris Lehrecke/Gabriella Kiss, Eric Schmitt, Fran Taubman, Herve Van Der Straeten and Patrick Naggar. Holly Rothschild will give a dance performance. (Ralph Pucci International, Suite B203)
Throughout the day, various showrooms will also host open houses for designers to view new product introductions. For a complete list of events, including the new schedule of DesignLAb gallery exhibits, visit the website.
The Pacific Design Center is located at 8687 Melrose Aveune in West Hollywood, California, and Fall Market takes place on Thursday, September 18, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.