The Agenda: Resource Furniture, Bonita Center For The Arts, And Design PopAuthor:Allison McCarthy
The experts in smart living (i.e. the folks credited for bringing the Murphy bed back in style) open the doors to their 1,800-square-foot brick-and-mortar this week with a sleek collection of multifunctional furniture ideal for small spaces. You’ll find transforming wall beds from Italian manufacturer Clei, plus multipurpose tables, space-saving seating, and home office solutions. Turn your eyes to the showroom’s ConcreteWall, which features the stunning line of tromp l’oeil wallcoverings by Norwegian photographer Tom Haga.
When: 9:30am-6pm, Monday–Friday; Noon-5pm, Saturday
Where: 300 Kansas Street, Suite 105, San Francisco
For one night, Angelenos can look north at a book signing event for architect Andrea Ponsi’s latest tome. She’ll talk readers through some of the architectural highlights that make the City by the Bay so compelling from a design perspective.
When: 3pm-4:30pm, Saturday 3/28
Where: Hennessey + Ingalls, 214 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica
By our records, this $22 million project is the snazziest venue for K–12 students we’ve ever seen. Designed by Rachlin Partners, the state-of-the-art performing arts center features computer-operated sun louvers (solar shading fins that open or close to let in more or less light), a bold red circular stairwell as the building’s centerpiece, and an acoustic quality on par with world-renowned facilities. Add this to your list of must-see stops on a road trip inland from LA.
When: Check calendar for performance schedule
Where: 822 West Covina Boulevard, San Dimas
Join our Editor-at-Large, Jennifer Mehditash, Jaime Derringer (the Founder and Executive Editor of Design Milk), product designer Brendan Ravenhill and designers Christian May and Justina Blakeney for a panel discussion on the revolutionary intersection between technology and design.
When: 1pm-2pm, Wednesday 3/25
Where: Crestron Electronics, Suite G288, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood
Remodel + Roundtable
Furniture and accessories mogul Thomas Lavin shows off a fancy remodel and the addition of a 3,000-square-foot Christian Liaigre showroom at the Pacific Design Center. To celebrate, Elle Decor is hosting a roundtable discussion with a panel of guests including furniture designer Dakota Jackson, interior designers Madeline Stuart and Chris Barrett, and architect Andrew Skurman.
When: Noon, Wednesday 3/25
Where: Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood
Author Lisa S. Roberts thumbs through her hot-off-the-presses new book at this hip launch event. She’ll school you in game-changing products (from the bag-less vacuum to Marcel Wanders’ wacky egg vase) that have hit the shelves in the past 15 years.
When: 6-8pm, Thursday 3/26
Where: Dsegnare, 175 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco
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