The main reason we have been flying to LA with Modenus was to attend WestEdge, premiering these days in Santa Monica. When you visit big and established trend shows in Europe such as Il Salone in Milan or Maison&Objet in Paris, it is exciting to see how a show is set up for the very first time. And I was very curious to see which brands would exhibit (there is a 150 brands) and how design looks like in this part at the West coast.
WestEdge offers as well a variety of topics with educational panels and workshops throughout all days of the fair. So if yo happen to live nearby, make sure to check their program these days. The show runs until October, 6th. I am happy to spread the word and encourage to visit the show! Here go my 4 highlights:
I. Honestly, I didn’t know BDDW before but I have been smitten immediately by their solid wood furniture with hand rubbed finishes with oil and lacquer.
I love their solid beds with the side leather handles at the mattress!
II. Another nice find was DLV Design based in Brooklyn, New York. Round mirrors hanging with a leather strap are so trendy, and I loved seeing a new interpretation with this hemp cord and tassels. Plus, they manufacture interesting and refined contemporary furniture pieces too.
III. My next highlight was Egg Collective based in New York and established by Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis, and Hillary Petrie . The designer trio focusses on heirloom quality pieces. The side tables were my favorite pieces here.
IV. And to finish with, I really liked the work of Asher Israelow. I was immediately drawn to the sparkling table top which maps the history of dance through the stars. The walnut tops hover above brass and wood bases and were built of the New York City Ballet. But I’d shop the entire collection, honestly! Big love!
I hope you enjoyed the round-up! Do you feel it looks different to European design?