Dwell On Design 2017

By via la.dwellondesign.com
Photographed by Lisa van Eyssen for Global Design Post

by Lisa Van Eyssen, Contributing Editor

DWELL ON DESIGN Los Angeles 2017 has come and gone but so many moments remain. Running for it’s 11th year at the LA Convention Center, the show continues to draw some of the most interesting and cutting edge work from top designers, architects, inventors, and educators from around the world.

Here are some of the highlights of the designers and innovators we may not have had a chance to meet before now.


First time DWELL participants, this group of Finnish designers brought some striking products to the floor. 

SMARTBLOCK USA established in 2015, originated in Finland, and has become an innovative growth company, designing and building modular, movable meeting spaces.

SECTO DESIGN, the collaboration between a furniture designer and then newly graduated design architect Seppo Koho in 1995 has been extremely prosperous. Highly crafted birch wood shades are the backbone of the collection.

MAGISSO based in Helsinki Finland rounds out the group with a range of award winning product designs, from pet bowls to wine glasses and cake cutters.

Famed surface designers COSENTINO displayed their new collaboration with BROWN JORDAN OUTDOOR KITCHENS, displaying the ever changing modular piece and accompanying DEKTON countertops.

BAREMA European Windows and Doors, in the US since 2001, had one of the coolest doors to rival any James Bond aficionado, creating something ultra modern with top of the line security.

DWELL OUTDOOR also offered way too many options for staying outside! AUTOCAMP takes Airstream camping to a whole new level, with mid-century chic interiors and locations near Santa Barbara and San Francisco for the ultimate glamping experience

British Columbia’s STICKS AND STONES, contemporary concrete fire-pits, outdoor benches and patio tables. This simple and elegant concrete set up was a welcome sight at the Dwell show. 

Much excitement and a constant flow of crowds were seen visiting the modular home exhibits. The popularity of small homes continues to grow.

METHOD HOMES displayed their newest Annata model,  designed by Chris Pardo Design: ElementalArchitecture. The house comes in two and three module versions.

And our very own GDP GURU KIM LEWIS was on hand to takes us through her newest tiny home, The Joshua Tree, inspired by the famous desert oasis feature. 

Special design with leather grips for the bathroom barn doors

In Kim Lewis' Tiny Homes, every bathroom has its own inspirational saying

To hear the Global Design Post Podcast interview with Kim, click on: http://globaldesignpost.com/podcast/episode-2-kim-lewis/?q=episode-2-kim-lewis

To find out more about Kim Lewis Tiny homes: http://kimlewisdesigns.com/tiny-homes/

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