Head down to the Los Angeles Convention Center today and enjoy the Show. Today only design industry professionals are able to attend free of charge with valid ID (comp) and business credentials. Today’s Designer Thursday features program with lectures and curated exhibit spaces.
This year’s VIP Lounge Designer is James Magni whose modernist approach to interior design has created a sleek sophisticated retreat for high-end collectors and celebrities.
The Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show will present a series of interior designer vignettes. Each vignette will be theatrically staged to tell a story of how to marry decorative art, antiques, contemporary elements, and the comforts of home. The designer vignettes provide a snapshot for visitors to create an inspiring, impactful environment out of any sized space. Participating designers include Hutton Wilkinson, and Patrick Dragonette, Sandra Espinet among others. Book signings for Hutton Wilkinson and Sandra Espinet will take place in vignettes on Thursday, January 16th at 2pm and Friday, January 17th at 3pm, respectively. A lounge area will be designed by Beverly Hills-based designer, Donald Tallarico.
Lectures focusing on interior design, architecture, and fashion will take place throughout the day. Designer Thursday lecture schedule as follows:
Thursday, January 16
Art + Architecture: Building Museums for the Future
Designing a space for a public art collection is a complicated task. The building can be an art piece in itself, grow attendance and become a destination for tourism. But it has to stand the tests of time, house a collection in perpetuity, reflect the community and the collection it serves, and incorporate room for growth. Learn how some very different institutions are tackling these challenges and building museums of the future.
Moderator: Carlo Caccavale, Associate Director, American Institute of Architects Los Angeles
James Magni: Magni Modernism
Join James Magni for a surprising illustrated conversation about how art, light, design, and spirituality have inspired and shaped his 25-year career. His highly sophisticated, modern home design is beautifully captured in his new book, Magni Modernism. Book signing to follow lecture.
Collecting Fashion/Making History: A FIDM Museum Perspective on the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection
Kevin Jones, curator of the FIDM Museum, will discuss the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection. Book signing to follow lecture.
Show programming is included with admission. The LA Art Show and the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show takes place from January 15 – 19, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall 1201 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.