Los Angeles is gearing up for a two week, citywide celebration of design in its first ever edition of the L.A. Design Festival. (Ticket giveaway details at the end of the post!) The ladf, which launched last night, features an overwhelming number of events (more than 20!), including the Dwell on Design Conference (June 24-26), the AIA/LA Design Conference (June 24), A+D Museum’s Come In! 2 (June 14-July 24) tours of Richard Neutra’s VDL House (June 18 and 25) and Kanner Architects’ new Lafayette Park Rec Center (tonight), and a load of panels and parties, including Design for Demographics, which investigates how our changing population is influencing the design process. And don’t miss this highlight: Silver Lake non-profit Materials & Applications is staging a provocative look inside some of LA’s more daring design firms this weekend. The self-guided Summer Series—which also doubles as a fundraiser for M&A’s future installations—includes tours inside the creative spaces of past and future collaborators with the organization, like Ball Nogues Studio, Oyler Wu Collaborative, LOHA and the Office of Mobile Design.
“Seeing how creative people operate their studios is a window into a future that can be found no place else. What our public space is heading towards, what goals and values our society is supporting in its built ventures,” explained M&A Co-Director Oliver Hess. The tour is broken down into two days: the first covering Eastside Los Angeles and the second the Westside. Both days will run from noon to 5 p.m. Admission for non-members is $30 for one day and $50 for both tours. Find more details here.
GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 3:00pm PST about which studios you’re most interested in for a chance to win two free tickets! And stay tuned as we check out more ladf events.