Ivy’s Guide to Dwell on Design


Dwell on Design is one of the industry’s leading events for design professionals and enthusiasts from around the world. Hosted at the Los Angeles Convention Center April 5-7, the conference features the best in modern furnishings, lighting, accessories, kitchen and bath, home technology, outdoor, and design materials.

This event provides amazing opportunities for learning and inspiration from some of the most creative, innovative, and successful professionals in the industry. We’ve put together a guide of the must-attend events that are focused towards the trade. View the complete programming guide here.

Team Ivy will be located at the Design Lounge (Booth #524), so make sure to stop by to say hello! We will be available to walk you through the Ivy software on-site or can schedule a demo for you after the event.  

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MUST Attend

Thursday, April 5, 2018

12:15 PM: Featured Speaker Jonathan Adler 

1:00PM: Carefully Designed Lighting Plans to Achieve Architectural Effects

Multiple considerations must be considered in a home’s lighting plan including security, function, controls, and type to name just a few. Combining these considerations with new technologies and sophisticated products, a thoughtful design using natural and artificial light can produce dramatic architectural effects.

2:15 PM: How to Listen Deeply to Our Clients, to Design Buildings and Spaces that Speak to Their Truths 

Presented By: Milford Cushman, Founder and President at Cushman Design Group, Ethan Waldman, Founder at The Tiny House, Rachel Moore, Executive Director at Helen Day Art Center, Harlan Mack, Sculpture Studio Tech at Vermont Studio Center, Shelly Severinghaus, Senior Consultant at Long Trail Sustainability

This session will pose and explore the question “how should clients be listened to so that designers can then create buildings and spaces that speak to their clients’ truths” irrespective of financial means and age, honoring that home is common ground for all. Six diverse and personal case studies serve as the lens through which to examine the commonality of requests for design solutions from millennial to baby boomer clients.

3:30PM: Minted Presents: Art Styling 101

4:45 PM: Benjamin Moore Color Trends

Presented By: Kali Sipes-Pleasant of Architectural & Design Representative at Benjamin Moore & Co.

Learn about the concepts and inspiration behind Color Trends 2018 and our Color of the Year.

7PM: Opening Night Reception – Rooftop Party at Row DTLA

A rooftop party on opening night with cocktails and light bites at Row DTLA.

Friday, April 6th, 2018

12:15 PM: Featured Speaker Paula Wallace 

Built With Soul: Saving Communities With Art, Design, and Historic Preservation Savannah, Georgia, was once described as “a beautiful woman with a dirty face.” Over the last 40 years, one university has utterly transformed the city with art, design, and a dedicated approach to historic preservation. The founder and president of SCAD, Paula Wallace, discusses the history of SCAD and its cultural, architectural, and economic impact on its hometown communities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia–and how SCAD applies ancient design virtues to a thriving contemporary purpose.

1:00 PM: 10 Things to Do Weekly to Increase Your Social Following 

Presented By: Nathan Reynolds, CAPS, Owner and Principal Designer at Insperiors, LLC

Consistency is essential in maintaining and building a strong social media presence, so your efforts should not be stop and go. Having your social postings scheduled in addition to having a set procedure for monitoring your social efforts, will help ensure consistency and encourage engagement from followers while attracting new ones. In order to help you hone in on things to do regularly to build your social following, Nathan Reynolds has put together a list of 10 weekly action items to grow your following and change followers into new customers.

2:45 PM: Featured Speaker Janet Echelman

Presented By: Janet Echelman of Studio Echelman, Marc Palley of Artist at Marc Palley, Kevin Conway, AIA, of Associate Director, Design at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP,

Remaking the Public Realm Through Art The last thirty years has witnessed a great blossoming of public art in cities throughout the U.S. with the L.A. region being one of the most important centers for its production. This panel will look at a number of projects that extend our notions of public space and creative thinking. They’ll examine several recently completed local projects as well as some exemplary public artworks farther afield all working to provide provocative, seductive, surprising and thoughtful experience for public audiences.

4:00PM: Innovation: Embrace It or Die!

Presented By: Marc Bovet of CEO and Founder at BONE Structure

7PM: VIP Dinner

Did you miss the Barrington Residence on the Fall Home Tours? Now is your chance to dine right inside this amazing home. Enjoy cocktails and dinner with the Dwell on Design creators and industry tastemakers, sponsored by Eric Rosen Architects.

Other Dwell on Design Happenings

Los Angeles Home Tours

April 7-8, join the tours to see a selection of contemporary homes that reflect the rich diversity of innovative, livable architecture and design found in the greater Los Angeles area. Get your tickets for a tour here.

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L.A. Design Trail

The Design Milk and Modenus are introducing the L.A. Design Trail, sponsored by Dwell on Design, which will link all of the showrooms, shops, and studios from Melrose to La Cienega Boulevard and across East L.A. and Downtown L.A. You’re invited to nominate your favorites for a chance to be featured on the trail and receive credit on the L.A. Design Trail Map. Veronika Miller, Modenus Media CEO shares, “We are thrilled to be working with our long-time partner Design Milk on launching the exciting Design Trail concept in collaboration with Dwell on Design for the inaugural LA Design Trail. It is high time that LA sees more exposure as a true design destination on a national and even international level, and we believe that the design trail will help us highlight the immense design talent base in and around Los Angeles.”

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