Dwell on Design, the largest design show on the West Coast, returns to Los Angeles this weekend. Being held at the LA Convention Center and running from Friday, June 25, 2010 through Sunday, June 27, 2010, the event will feature exhibits from over 200 brands, numerous design competitions, home tours and a wide variety of presentations and panels by design industry leaders.
We’ll be among the expected 17,000 visitors in attendance this year and are looking forward to checking out all the latest and greatest in interior design and architecture. If you’ll be in attendance this weekend, here are a few booths that you’ll want to keep an eye out for while you’re navigating your way through the exhibition floor.
Oceanside Glasstile produces artisan glass tile. The company uses molten glass, a core element of the earth, to produce tile that captures the beauty of art glass in a way that transforms home and commercial spaces into works of art themselves.
Each piece of Oceanside tile is handcrafted and one of a kind – like a snowflake, each tile is unique and unlike any other. Oceanside’s tile is not only stunning in its looks but also sustainable in its production; it is made from up to 86% recycled material and includes over 2 million pounds each year of glass from curbside recycling programs. At Dwell, Oceanside will be showing off their latest collection, Muse, which is a handcrafted mosaic collection that comes in various palate and surface options.
LAUFEN, the renowned Swiss manufacturer of modern bathrooms has gained much attention recently for their acclaimed mimo collection, which was the winner in 2009 of the highly coveted red dot design award – given to honor the year’s most outstanding and innovative designs.
Mimo has been called the “Mini Cooper of the bathroom fleet” with its compactly sized sinks, toilets, vanities and bathtub. Its modest size does not sacrifice style, and is uniquely retro in its color pattern: black and white, or pink with graphic prints.
LAUFEN’s ILBAGNOALESSI dOt collection is easier on the eyes than it is to pronounce. Laufen continues the recent color trend in bathroom design with their use of black matte ceramic pieces. The TamTam washbasin is sleek in its asymmetrical shape and smooth, leather-inspired texture.
The Lb3 collection of washbasins is based on three styles: modern, classic and design. Their “modern” collection of washbasins features linear, clean contours, and is a tribute to both modern and Bauhaus styles. Lb3 also features a wide array of wall-mount and floor standing toilets, wood-encased freestanding bathtubs and simple, yet elegant vanities.
Reclaimed Space, a leader in sustainable living, builds and delivers modular spaces constructed from materials reclaimed from old barns and homes. These prefab homes utilize old wood and metal and rework them to create thoroughly unique spaces. Reclaimed space is focused on reversing the impact that new building has on the environment and natural resources, and in the process manage to create beautifully designed and original looking homes.
Thanks to IdeaPaint, dry-erase boards are now good for more than just leaving a note outside your buddy’s college dorm room. IdeaPaint, winner of the NeoCon award for Best Innovation, produces single-coat, roller-applied paint that can turn any smooth surface into a dry-erase writing surface. It’s super easy to apply and can turn any corporate, educational or home setting into a creative environment.
With IdeaPaint you can transform a child’s room into a place for creative expression and it has the added parental benefit of being easily erased if that “expression” gets a little out of hand. It also makes for a useful collaboration tool and can turn any office into an interactive workspace; it’s great for conference tables and seminar rooms.
IdeaPaint will be sponsoring Dwell on Design’s Modern Family Zone, which will offer a multitude of hands-on activities and displays geared for children of all ages.
Dwell on Design tickets start at $30. A three-day pass is available for free to verified members of the design trades. For ticket information go to www.dwellondesign.com/tickets.