|Dwell on Design returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center for its 10th annual show.|
Dwell on Design offered continuous content from more than 250 leaders in design, 2,000 modern furnishings and products from 400 exhibitors, as well as continuing education opportunities across nearly every design discipline.
According to show organizers, attendance at Dwell on Design increased to a record 32,428 participants, with the show growing to a record 326,000-square feet. Dwell on Design was the culmination of Dwell Design Week, which took place May 25 to 31, and included a series of events and home tours around Los Angeles.
Dwell on Design is expected to grow exponentially with its recent sale to Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate, but will always have a home in Los Angeles, as proclaimed by Mayor Eric Garcetti. This agreement, announced during the opening day celebration, formalizes a 15-year commitment that aims to expand the international presence and influence of Dwell on Design, elevating the experiential offerings and status of this show for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors on a global platform.
“It has long been the plan for Dwell on Design to include international arms of what is truly America’s largest design event,” said Michela O’Connor Abrams, Dwell's president and CEO. “Paramount to achieving that level of growth was finding the right partner. I am confident that we have done just that with Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate and that Rick McConnell and his team will make Dwell on Design the largest must-see design event worldwide.”
Highlights from the show included the first Cradle to Cradle-inspired, LEED home being built by Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation for the Fort Peck Reservation. Shaw Industries continues its partnership with Make it Right by donating hardwood and tile for the 20 homes being built. On display at the home were Shaw’s Epic engineered hardwood in Meridian and Lunar porcelain tile in color Noce.
Dwell programming continues this fall with the 2nd annual Dwell on Design New York, relocating from 82 Mercer in SoHo to Skylight Clarkson Sq., Oct. 2 to 4. According to show officials, more than 5,000 members of the design industry will gather for innovative installations and onstage discussions focusing on industry hot-button topics, including resiliency, the business of design, furniture and authentic design and conservancy.
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