WEST WEEK at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, March 22-23



More than 70 design authorities and celebrated tastemakers, 14 media/industry partners and 100-plus programs, events, keynotes and product introductions inspire PDC’s annual Spring Market All Open to the Public, On-site Parking Available

Architectural Digest, Luxe Interiors + Design, Traditional Home and Veranda Present Market Keynotes

Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Pacific Design Center’s WESTWEEK 2017 Spring Market places a spotlight on design’s ICONS+INNOVATORS, celebrating today’s seminal standard bearers and groundbreaking influencers leading the design industry ever-forward. Featuring top talent who both embody and deliberate on what it means to be iconic and innovative in the design world now, the two-day event delivers more than 100 presentations, keynotes, events and product intros featuring national editors, A-list thought-leaders and inspired craftsmen debuting the latest luxury furnishings and interior resources fashioned by today’s foremost design talent.

A roster of dynamic industry influentials addressing WESTWEEK’s theme, include Jeff Andrews, Chris Barrett, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kyle Bunting, Jamie Bush, Timothy Corrigan, Carl Dellatore, Sue Firestone, Ken Fulk, Amy Meier, Michelle Nussbaumer, Suzanne Rheinstein, John Saladino, Richard Shapiro, Madeline Stuart, Roger Thomas, Suzanne Tucker, Lori Weitzner and Kendall Wilkinson, in conversation with opinion makers from the nation’s leading industry organizations and design/lifestyle titles, including Angeleno, Architectural Digest, California Home + Design, California Homes, Elle Décor, DesignLA, Interiors, LALA, Luxe Interiors + Design, Traditional Home, Veranda and Viyet. A selection of events is highlighted below.

10-11 AM | Conference Center
Editor in Chief Clinton Smith engages modern-day Renaissance men John Saladino and Richard Shapiro on their achievements defining the connectivity between being both icon and innovator. Reception celebrating VERANDA’s 30th Anniversary plus designer Lori Wetzner’s Ode To Color book signing follows at Samuel & Sons, Suite B609. RSVP required.

3-4 PM | Conference Center
Senior Style Editor Krissa Rossbund presents an interior design master class with decorative icons Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Timothy Corrigan and Suzanne Rheinstein featured in Carl Dellatore’s new book Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers. Reception and book signing follows at Reagan Hayes, Suite B300. RSVP required.

Robert Allen presents Technology and Innovations: How the Internet Has Disrupted the Way We Shop and Design moderated by LALA Magazine; Baker Furniture hosts The New Frontier: Designing World-Class High-Rise Luxury Residences featuring DesignLA’s Michael Wollaeger; California Homes discusses Design in America: Cutting Edge Products with Innovation and Style at WITFORD; innovators talk kitchen design with California Homes + Design at Cooper-Pacific Kitchens; Interiors waxes nostalgic with Bohemian Rhapsody: 1970s California Design at A. Rudin; Larry Hokanson reflects on the importance of art and global culture in design at Scott Group Studio; Quintus hosts Ken Fulk for a book signing and reception; Donghia, Fabricut, Kneedler|Fauchere and Phillip Jeffries are among showrooms hosting events and introducing collections.


KEYNOTE – THE WOMAN BEHIND THE NAME presented by Luxe Interiors + Design
10-11 AM | Conference Center
Editor in Chief Pamela Jaccarino sits down with Holly Hunt for a look at the history, influence and trajectory of the multi-award winning designer, entrepreneur and CEO of her eponymous brand. Reception follows at HOLLY HUNT, Suite B377. RSVP required.

KEYNOTE – FROM WANDERLUST TO WONDERLUST: The Exuberant, Global Style of Michelle Nussbaumer and Hutton Wilkinson presented by Architectural Digest
3-4 PM | Conference Center
West Coast Editor Mayer Russ moderates iconoclasts and irrepressible tastemakers Michelle Nussbaumer and Hutton Wilkinson as they discuss how their globe-trotting adventures influence their more-is-more decorating philosophy. Reception follows at Armani/Casa, Suite G170. RSVP required.

Modern Luxury discusses The Innovation of Plastic Told by Modern Icons at Vondom; Iconic. Based On What? According To Who? is questioned by Madeline Stuart and a panel of authorities at Thomas Lavin; designers including Jeff Andrews and Chris Barrett posit Blurring the Lines Between Interiors & Exteriors at Summit Furniture; CinemaTech Home Theater showcases innovations in home entertainment design; DEDON welcomes MBRACE award-winning European designer Sebastian Herkner; Donghia hosts designer Lori Weitzner with an Ode to Color presentation and book signing; additional events include programs delivered by Crestron and Quintus.



Samuels & Sons, Suite B609 | Wednesday, March 22 | 11 AM-12 PM
Ode to Color with designer and author Lori Weitzner

Reagan Hayes, Suite B300 | Wednesday, March 22 | 4-5:00 PM
Interior Design Master Class with editor/author Carl Dellatore

Quintus, Suite B519 | Wednesday, March 22 | 5-6 PM
Ken Fulk’s Magical World with designer and author Ken Fulk

A. Rudin, Suite G172 | Thursday, March 23 | 1:30-2:30 PM
Wanderlust with designer and author Michelle Nussbaumer

Donghia, Suite G196 | Thursday, March 23 | 2-3 PM
Ode to Color with designer and author Lori Weitzner

DESIGNLAB | PDC Blue Lobby & 2nd Floor | Wednesday, March 22 | 5-9:30 PM
PDC’s arts offering presents The Interior and The Carpet at VAROLA (Suite B256), an exhibition of carpets produced by publisher, Petra Grunert Singh, Equator Production that includes carpets by 14 internationally renowned artists: Alan Belcher, Walter Dahn, Jirí Georg Dokoupil, Liam Gillick, Emilia and Ilya Kabakov, Joseph Kosuth, Ken Lum, Jonathan Monk, Joel Otterson, Peter Nagy, Julião Sarmento, Rob Scholte and Rosemarie Trockel. On view from March 22 – June 23, the exhibit opens with a public reception from 5-9:30 PM on Wednesday, March 22.

On March 22, WESTWEEK culminates with the invitation-only 2017 Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise Awards. Presided over by Charles S. Cohen, President and Owner of Pacific Design Center, the annual ceremony honors Southern California’s most prolific talents for their accomplishments, commitment to excellence and contributions to their profession across the creative disciplines. 2017 honorees include Patrick Tighe (Architecture); David Phoenix (Interior Design); James Doyle & Kathryn Herman (Landscape Design); David Wiseman (Product Design); Jeri & John Heiden (Graphic Design); Grey Crawford (Photography); Vanessa Beecroft (Art). Stars on The Rise include Ryan White, Kate Driver, and David John Dick & Krista Schrock.

For more info about WESTWEEK 2017 log-on at www.pacificdesigncenter.com. RSVP required at westweek2017.eventbrite.com. Follow PDC using #WESTWEEK2017, #ICONS #INNOVATORS.

Known for his skillful repositioning of commercial real estate, Charles S. Cohen (Cohen Design Centers, Cohen Brothers Realty) heads a multi-faceted real estate development company that owns and manages more than 10 million square feet of prime Manhattan, Los Angeles, Florida and Houston office and showroom space. Other design centers owned and operated by Mr. Cohen include the Decoration & Design (D&D) Building at 979 Third Avenue in Manhattan, the Decorative Center of Houston (DCH) and the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) in Dania Beach, FL. For more information on Mr. Cohen’s commercial real estate ventures visit www.cohenbrothersrealty.com.

Pacific Design Center is the West Coast’s leading resource for the interior design trades. With nearly 100 showrooms and 2,200 interior product lines, PDC sells to the design professional and enthusiast. PDC serves the needs of the design, entertainment and arts communities by providing public and private conference spaces for lectures, meetings, special events, screenings, exhibitions and receptions. A premier, multi-use facility designed by world-renown architect Cesar Pelli, Pacific Design Center features The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA); two Wolfgang Puck restaurants; Design Café, Silver Bullet Express and The Pit Stop; Silver Screen Theater, a 294 seat state-of-the-art luxury film venue and reception facility featuring sound by Christie VIVE Dolby Atmos; and Blue Conference Center, a 200-seat facility fully equipped for lectures, conferences and public meetings. Pacific Design Center is located at 8687 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, CA. For more information, call 310-657-0800 or visit http://www.pacificdesigncenter.com