WestEdge Design Fair, the West Coast’s premier modern design fair, featuring a highly-curated selection of domestic and international manufacturers and independent designers and makers, returns to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar (October 18-21, 2018).
Now in its sixth year, the LA-based fair has much to celebrate, including the expansion of exhibitors serving both the residential and hospitality markets, new programming partners, and the highly-anticipated “Women’s Work” exhibition, a celebration of women designers presented in partnership with MUSE by Robb Report. Launched in 2013, the annual WestEdge Design Fair has seen steady growth including an increase of 40% in exhibitors and a 120% rise in attendees since its inaugural year.
The fair will bring together more than 175 brands from across the globe to the quintessential Southern California indoor/outdoor setting of Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar. As a dog-friendly venue, the event will encourage pets and their owners to attend the fair together.
This year’s opening party event will be presented by Pacific Sales Kitchen and Home and benefit Safe Place for Youth, and feature a silent auction of Knoll’s recently re-introduced piece, the Harry Bertoia Molded Shell Side Chair. The chair will be reimagined by 15 top A&D influencers (including actor/designer Terry Crews and Los Angeles street artist, Ruben Rojas) and will be unveiled at the party and available for bidding for the duration of the fair. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Safe Place for Youth whose mission is to inspire, nurture and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time.
Other events featured at the fair will be provided by CONVO BY DESIGN AUDIO DESIGN LAB and MILK STAND POP-UP. For the first time, WestEdge will debut “Women’s Work” – an exhibition presented in partnership with MUSE by Robb Report. This showcase will feature the work of some of the leading female designers who are driving the future of design, including: Egg Collective, Debra Folz, Kelly Lamb, Gulla Jónsdóttir, and Brenda Houston, among others.
CITIBANK CULINARY PAVILLION—WestEdge continues to highlight culinary programming and will host chef demonstrations and tastings in an official Citibank Culinary Pavilion such as “Taste of Italy,” a day dedicated to Italian food and wine, presented by Italy America Chamber of Commerce.
General Admission $25
$25 – One-day pass advance purchase; $30 on-site
$125 – VIP All-Access pass which includes event access on all days, including the
Opening Night Party Opening Night Party (Benefiting Safe Place for Youth)
Thursday, October 18; 7:00-10:00pm $85 ticket includes cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and a one-year digital subscription to Architectural Digest.
What: WestEdge Design Fair
Where: The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Parking: $10 cash only)
When: October 18-21, 2018; Thursday, October 18 – Opening Night Party, 7:00-10:00pm; Friday, October 19 – 10:00am-6:0pm; Saturday, October 20 – 10:00am-6:00pm; Sunday, October 21, – 10:00am-5:00pm;