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Must-Attend Events for Los Angeles Designers in 2017

From the most talked-about trade shows to the biggest and best design events, we’ve put together a can’t-miss list for design professionals looking to experience the best that Los Angeles—and the world—has to offer.

Top Design Events in L.A. in 2017

Find Your Home Away from Home

BD West
Images via BDwest.

For design professionals specializing in hospitality, BDwest is a beacon of creativity and inspiration. Take in hundreds of customized displays, conduct business on the show floor, and learn the latest on creating an unforgettable, irresistible destination for your guests. All of this and more is guaranteed to get you dreaming, thinking, and designing at your best.

BDwest
April 5–6, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California

Learn from Legends

La Cienega Design Quarter Los Angeles
Images via La Cienega Design Quarter Los Angeles.

One of the newest events to hit the design scene, LEGENDS boasts a platform that allows attendees to learn from the very best minds in the world of design. Set in the La Cienega Design Quarter, LEGENDS incorporates a variety of voices and design perspectives, from bloggers and editors to major brands and designers. Its well-balanced schedule allows for networking, socializing, and showcase browsing, while also carving out time for its myriad impactful panels and keynotes.

LEGENDS
May 9–11, 2017
La Cienega Design Quarter
Los Angeles, California

Dwell on the Best

Dwell
Images via Dwell on Design.

Focused on whole-home design, including furniture, accessories, kitchen and bath, garden, and more, Dwell on Design is a complete experience for any design professional. Featuring speakers, classes, and numerous showcases, Dwell completely takes over the Los Angeles Convention Center for three days every summer, turning the massive space into a display of new ideas, up-and-coming products, and cutting-edge design solutions for any residential or commercial space.

Dwell on Design
June 23–25, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California

Celebrate Design with Fellow Angelenos

L.A. Design Festival
Images via L.A. Design Festival.

For a design experience that’s as diverse as our great city, look no further than the Los Angeles Design Festival. With an open-forum policy that welcomes any and all events, perspectives, and ideas, the LA Design Festival has quickly become a citywide collaboration that appeals to professionals as well as casual design enthusiasts. Enjoy midtown home tours, Chinatown pop-up markets, downtown sessions, and more.

LA Design Festival
June 8­–11, 2017
Citywide
Los Angeles, California

See What’s Next in Design

West Edge Design Fair
Images via WestEdge Design Fair.

Priding itself on bringing new products and furnishings to the West Coast, the WestEdge Design Fair continues to think outside the Los Angeles box. Based in Santa Monica, the fair readily draws on the many architects, design firms, schools, and brands in the area, giving it a community feel that most design events struggle to achieve. Enjoy education sessions, numerous exhibitions, incredibly inspired lounges, and the brilliance that is the Santa Monica design point of view.

WestEdge Design Fair
Nov. 2–5, 2017
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica, California

2017’s Can’t-Miss Design Events Around the World

Venturing beyond Los Angeles for the latest interior design, architecture, and style? Here are our picks from around the globe to stay current on trends in 2017.

Be Inspired by the City of Light

Maison Object
Images via Maison & Objet.

Known internationally for championing cutting-edge trends and emerging voices alongside the industry’s most respected and revered names, Maison & Objet continues to be one of the top resources for designers. Its Paris fair is a prime destination for those in the design trade because it incorporates not only the beauty of art but also the importance of business and retail as well. It‘s this combined focus on design and business, new perspectives and veteran voices that keeps designers around the world coming back for more.

Maison & Objet Paris
Jan. 20–24 and Sept. 8–12, 2017
Paris Nord Villepinte
Paris, France

Explore with the Best in Milan

Milan
Images via Salon del Mobile.

Recognized by Dezeen as the most important design fair in the world, Salon del Mobile is a destination for those seeking innovation, relationships, and cutting-edge trends. Focused on home furnishings, Salon del Mobile is a must for any interior design professional who wants to stay on top of the latest industry trends and design solutions. Over 350,000 design professionals graced the Milan Fairgrounds in 2016, making it one of the largest design events in the world.

If Milan isn’t on your bucket list, it’s time to add it.

Salon del Mobile
April 4–9, 2017
Milan Fairgrounds
Milan, Italy

Shop the Mart in Chicago

NeoCon
Images via NeoCon.

When it comes to the best in interior and commercial design, NeoCon is a worldwide competitor. Taking up 1 million square feet of exhibit space in Chicago’s Mart, NeoCon draws nearly 50,000 design professionals with the goal of providing designers a space to make connections, gain knowledge, and grow their businesses. Every year, this revered trade show launches thousands of products from hundreds of companies in addition to offering numerous seminars, education tracks, and keynote presentations.

NeoCon
June 12–14, 2017
Merchandise Mart
Chicago, Illinois

The world of design is active and alive. From unique pop-up events in DTLA to large trade shows at the convention center to international gatherings in design-forward cities, we at Design in Color welcome the challenge of culling and cutting and refining the best of the best. For more of our top picks and recommendations, follow us on Facebook or check back regularly—you never know what might be going on in your neighborhood and beyond.

The world of design is active and alive. From unique pop-up events in DTLA to large trade shows at the convention center to international gatherings in design-forward cities, we at Design in Color welcome the challenge of culling and refining the best of the best. For more of our top picks and recommendations, follow us on Facebook or check out our regularly updated events calendar. You never know what might be going on in your neighborhood and beyond!