On Thursday, January 16, design industry professionals are invited to attend The LA Art Show & The Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show including their accompanying design-industry programming free of charge with valid I.D. and business credentials. Designer Thursday features design-centric show programming including lectures and curated exhibit spaces.
In keeping with the show’s commitment to and celebration of high-caliber art and design, the LA Art Show is pleased to welcome celebrated interior designer James Magni as the 2014 VIP Lounge Designer. The VIP lounge, a haven for collectors, and art professionals is re-designed each year to showcase a contemporary interpretation of the marriage of art and design. In keeping with Magni’s signature modernist approach, the interior designer and author of Magni Modernism, will transform the exclusive lounge space into a sleek and sophisticated retreat for high-end collectors and celebrities.
The Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show will present a series of interior designer vignettes. Each vignette will be theatrically staged to tell a story of how to marry decorative art, antiques, contemporary elements, and the comforts of home. The designer vignettes provide a snapshot for visitors to create an inspiring, impactful environment out of any sized space. Participating designers includeHutton Wilkinson, and Patrick Dragonette, Sandra Espinet among others. Book signings for Hutton Wilkinson and Sandra Espinet will take place in vignettes on Thursday, January 16th at 2pm and Friday, January 17th at 3pm, respectively. A lounge area will be designed by Beverly Hills-based designer,Donald Tallarico.
Lectures focusing on interior design, architecture, and fashion will take place throughout the day. Designer Thursday lecture schedule as follows:
Thursday, January 16
Art + Architecture: Building Museums for the Future
Designing a space for a public art collection is a complicated task. The building can be an art piece in itself, grow attendance and become a destination for tourism. But it has to stand the tests of time, house a collection in perpetuity, reflect the community and the collection it serves, and incorporate room for growth. Learn how some very different institutions are tackling these challenges and building museums of the future.
Moderator: Carlo Caccavale, Associate Director, American Institute of Architects Los Angeles
James Magni: Magni Modernism
Join James Magni for a surprising illustrated conversation about how art, light, design, and spirituality have inspired and shaped his 25-year career. His highly sophisticated, modern home design is beautifully captured in his new book, Magni Modernism. Book signing to follow lecture.
Collecting Fashion/Making History: A FIDM Museum Perspective on the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection
Kevin Jones, curator of the FIDM Museum, will discuss the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection. Book signing to follow lecture.
Show programming is included with admission. The LA Art Show and the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show takes place from January 15 – 19, 2014at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall 1201 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.