Retail Observer

September 2017

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM SEPTEMBER 2017 10 DWELL ON DESIGN 2017 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED: • Featured speakers included esteemed architect Sir David Adjaye, interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, design entrepreneur Christiane Lemieux, design visionary Bruce Mau, restaurateur Nancy Silverton, designer Bradley Bayou, Brandon Quattrone and Mat Sanders of Consort Design, Amanda Dameron, Carlo Caccavale, Christopher Hawthorne, Jaime Derringer, Jamie Rummerfield, Kim Lewis, Lisa Boone, and Meganne Wecker. • Some of the brightest joined Dwell on Design to celebrate raising the level of discourse, with topics that included, "Personalized Sanctuaries", "Manufacturing Disruption", "Build Your Brand with Instagram", fireside chats, "Alternative Practice: Women Owned & Operated", "Passive Design...Intelligent and Purposeful", "Web Design for Design Minded Brands", "Tough Terrain, Peculiar Lots", and "Powerhouse of Creativity". • The daily MOD\POD Sessions saw record attendance this year with guests sitting in on a number of educational and informative design sessions hosted by association partners NKBA, ASID LA, and USGBC LA. • Knoll and Dwell on Design celebrated Florence Knoll's 100th birthday with a special installation highlighting her inspired brand of modernism. • Cloth & Company hosted their first-ever design competition, powered by CODAworx, in partnership with Dwell on Design and Bed Bath & Beyond. Five finalists' textile designs came to life on the show floor as custom produced chairs, with special judges picking the winner. Congratulations to Lauren Bencivengo for winning the competition! dwell on design celebrates its 12 th year

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