Go WestEdge Design FairAuthor:Abigail Stone
WestEdge Design Fair flings open the doors of Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar for the 6th year in a row, kicking off three days of riveting design with an opening night party on Thursday night, October 18 from 7-10 pm. This year’s event will benefit Venice-based Safe Place for Youth, whose mission is to inspire, nurture and empower homeless youth. It will eature a silent auction of Knoll’s recently re-introduced piece, the Harry Bertoia Molded Shell Side Chair, reimagined by 15 top A&D influencers (including LA street artist, Ruben Rojas) which will be unveiled at the party and available for bidding for the duration of the fair. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Safe Place for Youth.
The fair offers the opportunity to shop from premium home furnishings brands — many new to the West Coast — and meet the designers behind thousands of inspiring products. In addition, attendees gain insight from leading names in the design industry with a full series of educational programs and special events.
Some of this year’s must see event’s include the “Women’s Work” exhibition, a celebration of women designers presented in partnership with MUSE by Robb Report, featuring the work of some of the female designers driving the future of design, including: Egg Collective, Jennifer Walker, Owner of Walker Drawas, Debra Folz, Kelly Lamb, Gulla Jónsdóttir, Brenda Houston, (wh)Orehaus Studios, LonDubh Studios and Black Crow Studios among others; an interior lounge and cafe designed by Cesar Giraldo showcasing Tidelli’s new collection. The fair will be open to the public on Friday, October 19, 10:00am–6:00pm, Saturday, October 20, 10:00am–6:00pm and Sunday, October 21, 10:00am–5:00pm and is located at The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
Click here for the full schedule of programming, which includes a back-to-back series of talks co-produced by WestEdge and Convo By Design, a WestEdge media partner since 2014.