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L.A. symposium aims to foster good design
Sep 19, 2012

The Avenues, the West Hollywood luxury shopping district, will present the one-day symposium to inspire, educate and encourage good design on October 5. The DIEM, Design Intersects Everything Made, event aims to encourage breakthroughs in the creative industries with a cross-discipline day of dialogues with a series of curated programs ranging from fashion to interior design and architecture to art at various locations within the Avenues District.
L.A. symposium aims to foster good design
TWA terminal, John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York. New York, 1962. Photographer Ezra Stoller.
Leaders of their fields in design, fashion, architecture, fine arts and culinary arts will forecast and redefine the rapidly changing design and luxury goods industries. Expect captains of the design industries to mix at cultural discussions, interactive forums, trade presentations and keynotes, including:
“State of the Union: L.A. Design Now .“ Presented by: California Home + Design, Moderated by: Erin Feher, Executive Editor of California Home + Design
“Coloring Outside the Lines: Collecting Design in the Future and the Future of Collecting Design.” Presented by: Modern Magazine, Moderated by: Beth Dunlop, Editor of Modern Magazine
Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation.” Presented by A + D Architecture and Design Museum, Moderated by: Mina Marafet, Ph.D., Principal of Design Research, and Architectural Historian at Georgetown University
Participating brands at Avenues, which is home to over 300 business, stores, showrooms and galleries, include: 
DESIGN Alessi | Alexandra Von Furstenberg | Ann Sacks | B&B Italia | Martyn Lawrence-Bullard | Commune | DDC | Decorative Carpets | Dennis & Leen | Elizabeth Dinkel & Associates | FENDI Casa | Formations | Gray Gallery | Hastens | Hendrix Allardyce Interior Design | Hub of the House | Inner Gardens | Jasper (Michael S. Smith) | Jules Seltzler | Kartell | Kathryn Ireland | Kenzo | Ligne Roset | Minotti | Moura Starr | Phyllis Morris | Poliform | Restoration Hardware | Robert Kuo | Roche Bobois | Rose Tarlow | Snaidero | TOTO | Nathan Turner | Vi-Spring | Waldo's Design (Waldo Fernandez) | Walker Zanger | Waterworks | Woven Accents
FASHION 3.1 Phillip Lim | Alberta Ferretti | Balenciaga | Cerre | Christian Louboutin | Chrome Hearts | Curve | Diesel | Henry Beguelin |James Perse | Jenni Kayne | John Varvatos | Maxfield | Reiss | Stella McCartney | Steven Alan
ART Guy Hepner | Hamilton Selway | Louis Stern Fine Art | M+B | Maxfield Gallery | MOCA at the PDC | Regen Projects | Trigg Ison Fine Art | Nancy Corzine Gallery
FOOD Cecconi's | Craig's | Dominick's | Du Vin Wine & Spirits | Il Picolino | Madeo | Nishimura | Petrossian Paris | Sur Restaurant & Grill | The Abbey | Tortilla Republic | Urth Caffe

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