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Dwell on Design

24- 26 June 2016

LA Convention Center, USA

America's largest design event, produced by the Global Exhibitions Division of Informa.

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America's Largest Design Event

  • An aerial shot of Dwell on Design Show 2015

    // Dwell on Design is really an idea fest. It started small, just with the idea that we could re-invent a live experience by bringing this powerful magazine brand to life in every form.//

    Michela O'Connor Abrams, President / CEO Dwell

  • Dwell on Design brings together the best people, products and curated content in modern design under one roof, all through the lens of Dwell. The exhibition and conference showcases the best in modern design materials, furniture and accessories, home technology, garden and outdoor materials, kitchen and bath and international design. Comprising one day for trade customers and two days for consumers, the show features world-class speakers, product demonstrations, continuing education classes for design professionals and seminars for design-seeking consumers.

    Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2016

    A three-day exhibition and conference, comprising one day for trade customers and two days for consumers at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It features world-class speakers, product demonstrations, continuing education classes for design professionals and seminars for design-seeking consumers. Each year, Dwell editors carefully craft a program that invites you to step into the pages of Dwell and experience modern design.

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Be Part of America's Largest Design Event

Exhibitions generate more sales prospects per spend than almost any other form of marketing or promotional activity. In the age of technology-led communication, face to face interactions with partners and customers remain key to fostering profitable business relationships.

Reasons to exhibit at Dwell on Design LA 2016:

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The Dwell brand: Internationally recognised with a highly engaged audience - attendees of Dwell on Design are passionate about seeking out great modern design.

Promotional outreach: Dwell on Design's targeted promotional campaign includes seamless integration into editorial, in-book promotion, direct-marketing, digital media, broadcast, social media and attention from local and national press.

Media attendance: Over 350 members of the international, national and local media registered to attend Dwell on Design 2015, including The Huffington Post, Architectural Record, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, HGTV, Los Angeles Magazine,, The Examiner, JustLuxe, Arch Daily, Design\Milk and more.

2015 Event Highlights

  • 91%

    of attendees take action post-event

  • 286m +

    media impressions were generated

2015 Exhibitor Facts

Who Attends

  • 29%

    Interior Design / Architecture / Landscape Design

  • 5%

    Furniture / Lighting / Product Design

  • 9%

    Real Estate / Property Development

  • 3%

    Product Buyer / Retailer

  • 3%

    Graphic / Web Design

  • 17%

    Other Design / Trade


  • 49

    Average Age

  • 68%


  • 82%

    Employed Full-time

  • $172,614

    Average HHI

  • 42% | 58%

    Male | Female

  • 68%

    Design Trade

Top Products & Services Attendees Seek

  • 46%

    Furniture / Lighting

  • 48%

    Green Products

  • 38%


  • 40%

    Home Accessories

  • 47%

    Building & Surfacing Materials

  • 40%

    Wall Treatments


  • 39%



  • 36%


  • 40%

    Storage Solutions

  • 41%


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Attend America's Largest Design Event

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  • Dwell on Design invites you to experience a three-day modern design festival where your most pressing lifestyle question will be answered, and (hopefully) asked again: What’s modern mean to me? As a design professional or enthusiast, you have the opportunity to learn from the greatest of greats with more than 40 onstage programming sets; from Chargeable Furniture to Designing for Today’s Affluent Customer. Dwell on Design LA hosts 100+ industry experts as they touch on the state of design, systems and technology, marketing and healthy architecture. In between stage presentations, catch a glimpse of what’s new, now, and next by visiting the show floor. Featuring 350 brands and five highly-curated pavilions including the Modern Family Pavilion, Greenbuild Sustainability Pavilion, Japanese Pavilion and Dwell Outdoor, Dwell on Design has something for anyone and everyone who’s passionate about design.

    Not in town all three days? A one-day show floor pass is included with the purchase of a Home Tour ticket.

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Experience Modern Design

The ever-popular Los Angeles Home Tours at Dwell on Design take place June 19, June 25 and June 26 and will allow attendees to go beyond the pages of Dwell and explore modern design in 3D. The Dwell Home Tours provide design-seekers an opportunity to immerse themselves in “Dwell-like” domestic spaces. These unique homes are specially selected by Dwell to reflect the rich diversity of livable, innovative modern architecture and design found throughout Los Angeles.

Mar Vista/Culver City

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Home Tour Date: Sunday 19th June

In a city known for its glitz and glam, Mar Vista retains California's old school charm. With large yards, tree-lined streets and the pride and feel of a small-town, Mar Vista is the hidden gem of West Los Angeles.

Over the years, Culver City has become the epicenter for the motion picture industry thanks to MGM Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment Headquarters making the list as the city's claim-to-fame. The not so close, yet not too far location of Culver City attracts families and trendsetters to its condensed, five square mile vicinity.

The five homes selected for Sunday, June 19 Home Tours are as unique as the neighborhoods they dwell in.

Coolidge Residence

This original one-story home was build in late 2014 with a small, single family in mind. With the renovation by Thane Roberts, the home was remodeled to accommodate a larger family. Situated on a 6,780 square foot lot, the 2,500 sq. ft. home is now a 4 bed, 3.5 bath luxury property. For the renovation, Roberts decided to keep the street facade low to match that of the other houses on the block. The primary entertaining spaces take up majority of the floor that opens up to the luscious gardens and vibrant blue pool, allowing the added second floor to house the master bedroom and two other bedrooms. A large open den that opens to the lower level grants access to the added bedrooms and serves as a family gathering area with generous lighting and views of the property.


Grand View Residence

Originally constructed in 2012, this beautifully designed 2,400 square foot, 3 bed, 2 bath bungalow sits on 5,400 square feet of land. Architect Daryl Olesinski, O+L Building Projects LLC, took this home on as an extensive remodel and addition project. The project aimed at capturing and utilizing three key elements: a Eucalyptus tree, unoccupied exterior space, and expansion via the side yards. Small additions were made to the ground floor that enlarged the overall footprint of the home and allowed for through-and-through views from front to back—creating a sense of expanded space that extends the indoors out and outdoors in. A second floor was added and a small office space was built toward the back of the property which creates a open courtyard between the two buildings.



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Home Tour Date: Sunday 25th June

Architecturally and culturally significant, LA's Eastside is made up of small, trendy neighborhoods that are home to endless boutique shopping and an ever-growing dining scene that includes beautiful outdoor patios, diverse dining experiences and eclectic bars.

The "Hills" refers to the residential area situated within the Santa Monica Mountains that overlooks the city and is known for its breathtaking views and endless maze of windy streets that provides its exclusive residents with a sense of seclusion and serenity.

Black House

Originally built in 1978, builder Scott Harris and designer Jennie Garth did a total transformation to create a beautiful 4,000 square foot, 5 bed, 4.5 bath luxury home. From wood stained cabinetry to a custom floating fireplace to a hillside infinity pool with a underwater speaker system, Garth and Harris did not take anything off the table. The creativity and design of the home is as unique as the homeowner herself. With the home on 42,500 square feet of plentiful greenery and 180 degree views of San Fernando Valley, the yard was screaming for a putting green and water features.


Temple Hill House

Originally constructed in 1965, this beautiful, 2,125 square foot home was renovated in 2013 to create a luxurious 4 bed, 3.5 bath oasis in the Hollywood Hills. While trying to preserve the design intention of the original Buff, Straub, and Hensman home, Architect Don Mathias Dimster added important additional rooms and a gorgeous rooftop terrace. Located in the hills of Beachwood Canyon, this downhill lot had been previously subdivided and left no opportunity to add beyond the existing footprint. Because of this, Dimster repurposed the courtyard to create a much needed kitchen expansion. Skylights and custom pivot windows facing a planted atrium maintain the spirit of the original courtyard and the translucent glass façade of the exterior. The original kitchen was converted to an additional bedroom/office with a separate bathroom. A triple slider was added to the living room and shades were mounted on the railing side of the decks. The entire structure was reengineered to add a roof deck – valuable flat area on the steep lot. To protect the clean lines of the original home, the roof deck was surrounded with a glass railing; barely visible from the outside and allowing for unobstructed views. The stair was extended to the roof level and two glass landings let light filter through to the floors below. Bedrooms and bathrooms were kept in their original modest proportions, completely modernized, while adding direct access to the hillside. Custom pivot windows increase the illusion of added space. The original design concepts, having been proven timeless, were invaluable to the inspiration of this renovation.


The Samuel Novarro House

Designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright Jr in 1928, this 2,800 sq. ft. home sits on a spacious 13,250 sq ft lot. Just before starting construction, Wright and his father took a trip to Colombia to study the Mayan ruins and it had quite an influence on the design and facade of the home. Actress Diane Keaton acquired the house in the 80's and remodeled the interior with architect Josh Schweitzer.


Santa Monica/Venice

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Home Tour Date: Sunday 26th June

Besides the ocean allure, sandy beaches, and the calming sound of waves, Santa Monica and Venice Beach attract more than tourists to their impeccable shorelines. The locals include everyone from young families to retirees, wealthy professionals to struggling bohemians, and everyone in between.

Bay Street

The Bay street house was originally a 1917 beach bungalow that suffered from lack of light and space. In 2014, Architect Delphine Lafont opened up the 1,000 square feet space to 2,500 sq. ft. revealing an organic flow that nurtures kids running, family entertaining and indoor-outdoor living.

The first stage was to come up with a second floor to add a master bedroom and bathroom.

The second and most important work came next when it was time to rethink the entire first floor and tie the new addition to the remaining original part of the house organically.

It’s only when the house was brought to its studs that Delphine came up with the true vision of the design. Room by room and through the collaboration of her contractor, she was able to create a prefect flow and an architectural modern home.


Cooper Residence

The Cooper House is a 3,700 square-foot single family home with an open floor plan allowing for a diverse use of space that promotes family cohesiveness. With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and an abundant number of common spaces, the Coopers can transition from day to night, work to play, eating to sleeping easily and comfortably in their intimate but flexible home. The home also showcases the simplicity in structure and material while implementing environmentally-conscious design strategies for a sustainable home.


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