Retail Observer

September 2016

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM SEPTEMBER 2016 10 D well on Design LA offered continuous content from more than 90 leaders in design, 2,000 modern furnishings and products from 300 exhibitors, as well as continuing education opportunities across four distinct design disciplines. SHOW FLOOR FEATURES Dwell Outdoor transformed more than 30,000 square feet into a botanical lounge and oasis. The exhibition featured the ever- popular Beer Garden, hundreds of hanging succulents and plants curated by award-winning landscape designer, Jamie Durie, as well as prefab structures including the Signature Kitchen Suite LivingHomes by Plant Prefab, the Monogram Modern Home, the Haier Home by Cocoon9, and a tiny home presented by SMUD's Tiny House Competition. The show floor included two main stages, crowd-pleasing exhibitions, and cash and carry opportunities. A few highlights included Fluidstance work boards where attendees could test their balance; Signature Kitchen Suite brand ambassadors Lo Bosworth and June Ambrose hosting cooking demonstrations with live painting by artist Donald Robertson; Living Spaces brewing up espresso and other libations; the fusion of digital art with furniture by Modify; custom chairs and skateboards by RAD Furniture; the popular Monogram Modern Home; and an adorable playhouse by Folk Art Playhouses for the younger attendees. American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) hosted ELEVATE at Dwell on Design LA 2016. The ELEVATE experience showed how ASID supports all aspects of health and wellbeing including physical health (encouraging attendees to dance with the DJ at the ASID lounge), social health (fostering networking between attendees while coloring), and mental health (providing A Celebration and Exploration of Modern Design

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