Dwell on Design, the largest design show on the West Coast, returns to Los Angeles this weekend. Being held at the LA Convention Center and running from Friday, June 25, 2010 through Sunday, June 27, 2010, the event will feature exhibits from over 200 brands, numerous design competitions, home tours and a wide variety of presentations and panels by design industry leaders.
We’ll be among the expected 17,000 visitors in attendance this year and are looking forward to checking out all the latest and greatest in interior design and architecture. If you’ll be in attendance this weekend, here are a few booths that you’ll want to keep an eye out for while you’re navigating your way through the exhibition floor.
Oceanside Glasstile produces artisan glass tile. The company uses molten glass, a core element of the earth, to produce tile that captures the beauty of art glass in a way that transforms home and commercial spaces into works of art themselves.
Each piece of Oceanside tile is handcrafted and one of a kind – like a snowflake, each tile is unique and unlike any other. Oceanside’s tile is not only stunning in its looks but also sustainable in its production; it is made from up to 86% recycled material and includes over 2 million pounds each year of glass from curbside recycling programs. At Dwell, Oceanside will be showing off their latest collection, Muse, which is a handcrafted mosaic collection that comes in various palate and surface options.
Last week we talked about Mid-Century Modern home tours and highlighted one particular tour that was taking place in Sacramento, CA. Continuing with that theme, today we stumbled upon a unique children’s toy – a Modern Play House that is made by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
This play house lets future modern architects and designers develop a sense of style at an early age as they experiment with this set of six different modular nesting boxes. The kit includes walls, flooring, furniture, lighting and other home accessories. There’s over 50 decorating options to allow that young Joseph Eichler of yours to create their own vision of a modern space.
Parents out there might want to consider passing on the Barbie Dream House and opt for this play house with some real modern flair.
Little Nest is an Australian owned furniture company that has recently launched in the United States. Already, some of their high quality children’s chairs are available at Barney’s flagship store in Madison Avenue, with many notable stores having stock in the coming weeks.
One reason the company decided to make these mini versions of these chairs was because they were tired of not being able to find children’s tables and chairs to match her own home’s contemporary furniture. Little Nest owner Samantha Firestone decided to create child sized versions of iconic modern classic pieces from the 20th century. Little Nest’s debut range of children’s chairs respectfully pays tribute to such classics as the Barcelona Chair, Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, and LC2 by Le Corbusier.
For more information visit LittleNest.com. Click any image for a larger version:
Ball Chair - Play Ball!
- The play ball chair is a child sized replica of the 1963 Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio.