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Los Angeles IIDA City Center Student Sample Swap

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Saturday, April 27th
9:00 am to 12:00pm

We are pleased to invite you to this year’s IIDA City Center Student Sample Swap at HLW in Santa Monica!

Breakfast will be served upon arrival along with a walk-through of the Teknion showroom; followed by a workshop on lighting, Career Development Panel, tour of HLW, and then an opportunity for students to select their samples.

Come and collect sample materials for your studio projects!

Please RSVP at www.iida-socal.org

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The Getty Presents First Major Museum Exhibition to Survey the Innovation and Influence of LA’s Architectural History

Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990

LAX, Theme Building; perspective view, 1961. Architects: William Pereira andCharles Luckman. Alan E. Leib Collection. © Luckman Salas O'Brien

LAX, Theme Building; perspective view, 1961. Architects: William Pereira and
Charles Luckman. Alan E. Leib Collection. © Luckman Salas O’Brien

LOS ANGELES — During the second half of the 20th Century, Los Angeles rapidly evolved into one of the most populous and influential industrial, economic, and creative capitals in the world. Architectural innovations of this era transformed the city’s complex landscape into a vibrant laboratory for cutting-edge design.

Jeffrey Daniels, AIA, Program Director of Arc_ID

Jeffrey Daniels, AIA, Program Director of Arc_ID

The architectural work of Jeffrey Daniels, AIA, Program Director of Arc_ID, is on view as part of an exhibit at the Getty Museum entitled Overdrive: L.A. Constructs of the Future. It will be the first major museum exhibition to survey Los Angeles’ distinct built environment.

The show opens April 9 and runs until July 21 before moving on to the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

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Special Westweek Student Event at Kneedler|Fauchère Tomorrow – Friday, 3/22!


Kneedler|Fauchère welcomes students and emerging designers to a special student program Friday at 11 a.m. This special presentation specifically for students will showcase new furniture designs and fabrics, as the showroom has been beautifully refreshed for Westweek!

CONVERSATION: Rose Cumming, Design Inspiration

Students and young designers have a unique opportunity to spend time and ask ALL and ANY questions of Steve Sparks, national sales director of Dessin Fournir, about this icon’s life and her timeless design, color genius, and fabrics.

Friday, March 22, 11am – 12 noon

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PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER | 8687 Melrose Avenue | Suite B600 | Los Angeles | California 90069

IIDA Southern California Chapter 2013 IIDA Student Scholarship Awards


2013 Student Scholarship Awards

We are excited to announce that the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Southern California Chapter will be offering three scholarships totaling $15,000 in recognition of outstanding student work prepared during the 2012-13 academic year.

This includes the opportunity for one exemplary student to receive the prestigious Stephanie Tarr Scholarship, valued at $5000.

We invite you to participate in this competition exclusive to IIDA, which provides all students with great industry exposure and networking opportunities.

The scholarship recipients will also receive a sponsored ticket to the 2013 Calibre Awards cocktail reception, dinner and awards program at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, where they will be celebrated with on-stage award recognition.

Call For Entries Application

Applications with instructions can be found on the homepage of our chapter website: www.iida-socal.org.

Application Format

The applications must be filled out using our online system. Use this form as a guide to gather your information ahead of time.

Click the following for a direct link to the online application form:

Key Dates & Deadlines

Written Application Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2013
Verbal Presentation Day: Saturday, April 6, 2013
at Environmental Contracting Corporation, 880 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

No project work is required for the written application, and the verbal presentation is a review of your selected portfolio material with a jury of industry professionals. We encourage you to submit your application early, and then focus on what you will be presenting at the event. The schedule of the Presentation Day will be confirmed in late March and issued, along with other details, to all eligible candidates.

Notification: All candidates will be notified of the scholarship results on
April 12, 2013 via email.

Scholarship Award Presentation: The 25th Annual IIDA Calibre Awards will be held on May 10, 2013 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

On behalf of the IIDA Board of Directors, we sincerely thank you for your interest in the IIDA Scholarship Program. We look forward to seeing you and your inspiring work!

International Interior Design Association
Southern California Chapter Student Affairs

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A Night Out at Knoll Presented by ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter

February 8, 2013

A Night Out at Knoll

Santa Monica, CA

The ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter is proud to present A Night Out at Knoll!
Join us as we step into the Santa Monica showroom of the modern design marvel and get an up-close and personal look at hip, historic furnishings that continue to lead today’s trends. Get a little inspired by over 70 years of design dynamos, newfangled textiles and did we mention a dedication to sustainability?
Due to limited space, this event is a sure sell-out…. don’t hesitate to purchase your ticket.

Knoll Santa Monica
214 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Monday, February 11
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Members $5; Non-Members $10

Click on the link below to register.

Register Now!

2012 Design Quarter Holiday Crawl

November 30, 2012


Adorno Magazine is hosting, with Egg & Dart Home, the 1st Design Quarter Holiday Crawl Fundraiser for the Charitable Children’s Guild for LA Orthopaedic Hospital in the La Cienega Design Quarter in West Hollywood on the evening of December 6th, 2012.

We know that it is short notice but we hope that you will join us in our effort to raise funds for the Charitable Children’s Guild – a charitable fund that has helped children in the hospital receive the care they need for over 100 years.

100% of the donations collected will be given to the Charitable Children’s Guild!

To Attend, you may either:

  1. Donate a NEW Toy at any of the 13 participating showroom locations before the event. OR
  2. Make a suggested minimum donation of $25.00 per attendee directly to the Charitable Children’s Guild through our Fundraiser page.

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Last Call for Paris 2013!

November 30, 2012


Plans for the Kneedler-Fauchère fourth annual gathering in Paris of design professionals attending the January Deco Off and Maison et Objet shows are in the final stages.

If you are coming to Paris in January please confirm with Kneedler-Fauchère. If you have not yet confirmed but think you may attend, please let them know. And please share this invitation with any design professionals that you think would enjoy joining us as our European textile supplier partners have pulled out all the stops to welcome and inspire us for an exciting week in Paris.


  • Paris Deco Off (unveiling of 2013 textile collections in Paris showrooms):

Thursday, January 17th through Tuesday, January 22nd.  Registration is not needed. Designers can get a year’s jump on fabrics that will not come to US until late in the year and meet the designers behind the collections. Over 80 showrooms participate and nearly all are within walking distance.  www.paris-deco-off.com

  • Maison et Objet (located outside central Paris featuring furnishings and accessories):

Friday January 18th through Tuesday, January 22nd.  Advance registration required. The M&O show has fast become a valuable source for furniture, lighting, accessories and international design trends. These sources have become very adept at doing business internationally and are ready for American designers. Plan on at least a couple of days. www.maison-objet.com

Following are the events that we have confirmed to date:

  • Thursday, January 17:

PIERRE FREY private showing for designers and press

NOBILIS private showing for designers and press

PIERRE FREY annual Loft Party, hosted by Vincent and Pierre Frey – not to be missed

  • Friday, January 18:

JIM THOMPSON private showing for designers and press

JIM THOMPSON cocktail party

  • Saturday, January 19:

IIDA cocktail reception at Maison et Objet for 2012 International Design Award winners

DEDAR/HERMES private showing for designers and press

**The American Party in Paris: a very special evening hosted by all the US multi-line showrooms with over 300 guests including national press, designers from across the country, and European suppliers.  See attached invite! This party is strictly RSVP so please let Kneedler-Fauchère know who will attend from your firm.

  • Sunday, January 20:

Les Puces (Paris Flea Market): we have arranged for assistance should you desire to shop the market.  Please see contact information below.  Mark can provide everything from door-to-door service to simply helping arrange packing, crating, and shipping. There are a number of Flea Markets and they operate mainly on the weekend. There are always groups of Kneedler-Fauchère designers that go together for more casual shopping.

Mark Drasar at AirSea Packing Group, Paris

9 rue Joseph et Etienne de Montgolfier  93110 Rosny sous Bois – France

Phone :                +33 1 48 46 81 42

Mobile:                +33 6 11 19 44 44

Email:                   mark.drasar@airseapacking.com

Website:             www.airseapacking.com

AIA|LA Breakfast Reception w/ Councilmember Joe Buscaino

November 28, 2012

Los Angeles, CA

The AIA|LA Breakfast Receptions serve as a leadership forum to discuss issues relevant to improving the built and natural environment of the city in areas relating to economic development, energy and water conservation, open space, architecture, urban design and land-use policy.

The casual, roundtable approach to meeting with city leadership enables architects & designers and other community stakeholders to discuss ideas for how Los Angeles can best attain a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.

WHEN: Thursday, December 6 (8:00 – 9:30am)
515 South Flower Street, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Advance Registration Required. TO REGISTER, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Ticket Prices:
$15 for AIA members
$30 for non-members

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Limited Opportunities for Participation in the NEWH Leadership Conference

November 16, 2012




A message from our friends at NEWH:

Dear NEWH Supporter:

On behalf of NEWH, I would like to personally invite you to participate in our 2013 Bi-annual Leadership Conference in San Francisco, California.

This January 25-26th, NEWH will host over 250 professionals and students from chapters across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  As a leader in the hospitality industry, your support is key to not only our success but to the success and the future of this industry that we love.

The NEWH Leadership Conference was developed in January 2003 in Dallas to further the education and leadership skills of our NEWH International Board of Directors and Chapter Board of Directors.  Over the last ten years, the conference has expanded to include our entire membership, the hospitality industry at large and most importantly our students … our future.  Our growth has been exponential and with your help we can continue to take it to the next level.

There are many ways in which you can participate, but please, participate.  For your reference, I have included attachments with a tentative agenda, details on the conference as well as sponsorship opportunities.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

I look forward to seeing you in Orlando and thank you for your continued support of NEWH.

In the Spirit of Networking,

Julia Davis
NEWH, Inc.DesignOverStock
Leigh Mitchell
Director/NEWH Conferences
NEWH, Inc.Mitch Zerg & Associates, Inc.
Northern California Associate