Design Destination: Think Pink: Los Angeles Design Festival’s 6th Year Promises To Be Its Biggest One Yet


It’s June.  We’re six months into the year: school’s winding down, vacation plans are forming and it’s time to stop, look around and take a moment for reflection. Which is exactly what uber-design publicist Haily Zaki had in mind when she co-founded the Los Angeles Design Festival (LADF) six years ago.  “With all that’s going on in Los Angeles, we felt like we needed a moment to appreciate the diversity of incredible design the city had to offer.”  The LA Design Festival aggregates, and in some cases curates, design happenings around the city under its bright pink logo.

“LA is a global design capital,” Zaki notes. “The LA Design Festival just provides everyone a collective moment on the calendar when we can all celebrate.”  From shopping events to restaurant tours and house calls, visits to architecture studios, furniture makers, fashion designers and art galleries, the LA Design Festival throws open normally closed doors around town and invites people to celebrate the scope of design — and life — in Los Angeles.

The opening night party, co-hosted with Parachute Market, takes place this Thursday night, June 9, from 8pm to 11pm at 836 Traction Avenue in the Arts District. With glow-in-the-dark wine beverages, cocktails, music, and more, this promises to be the pause that refreshes. June gloom be gone. For a full calendar of events which run through June 26th: Los Angeles Design Festival

Pictured above: Tom Dixon x Curve; Blackbirds by Spencer Lowell; Consort Design