With the end of the year coming up, your calendar is probably filling up fast with events and to-do’s but there’s one more event you should squeeze into your schedule: the 5th Annual WestEdge Design Fair! The show starts October 19-22, 2017 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
We love this fair so much, it’s the third year in a row that we’re sponsoring MADE:MODERN, a part of the show that focuses on a variety of independent designers, makers and artists. The section is a mix of limited edition and/or one-of-a-kind furniture, lighting, art and home decor from exhibitors like Fyrn, John Sheppard, Jason Mizrahi, Katy Skelton, Croft House, Siemon + Salazar, Studio Endo, Bend and dozens more.
Come Thursday night on October 19th, you’ll find us at the show’s opening night party hosted in sponsorship by Citi, Resource Furniture, Pacific Sales Kitchen & Home, Samsonite and Samsung to benefit the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. It’s the night where you not only get to meet top architects, designers and tastemakers and preview the show ahead of the crowds but you can also bid on custom luggage pieces designed by 24 street artists as part of “The Art of Travel” exhibit curated by A. Moret of Installation Magazine.
During the trade show days, we’re looking forward to spending some time under the California sunshine at the popular Outdoor Lounge, this year sponsored by Juniper House in collaboration with V Starr Interiors, the boutique firm founded by tennis extraordinaire Venus Williams. Stop by to sip on cocktails, play a game or two, and see the outdoor grilling demonstrations (that’s our stomach you just heard grumbling).
Also, don’t miss the talks and seminars at the WestEdge Theater where you’ll hear from industry experts speak about intriguing topics relevant to the world today, like the revolution of retail, design in the cannabusiness, art in design, and more. Plan out your weekend by checking the full program here.
One of our favorite bits of news is that Design Milk’s pop-up shop, the Milk Stand, is making its debut on the West Coast! We’ve rounded up a new group of designers who will be showing and selling great design from bags to architectural jewelry to home decor. We’re even making sure to bring some cash to shop ourselves. Thanks to Civilization for our awesome graphics!
Will we see you there? Get $5 off your tickets with code DESIGNMILK and we’ll see you on the floor!