LA Design Festival kicks off this week for it’s eighth edition shouting: ‘Design is for Everyone’ in celebration of the city’s rich culture of creative freedom and collaboration. Hubbed and headquartered at Row DTLA, where creative offices, collectives and pop-up concepts come to play, the festival also sprawls to design hotspots in Culver City, Los Feliz, Pasadena, Westwood and beyond. This year’s edition of the festival brings together a super-schedule of tours, exhibitions, workshops and installations.

The Design Block Party held on the opening on 8 June will be the first chance to see what Lee Broom, Muji, Poketo and Hem, INTRO/LA, World Design Gallery, LA Design Festival’s special exhibition ‘Design is for Everyone’ and many more are bringing to the festival.


MINI LIVING urban cabin in los angeles by freelandbuck

Pitching up on the roof of ROW DTLA in a collaboration with LA-based architecture studio FreelandBuck, the LA edition of the ‘Urban Cabin’ explores how contemporary living can be compact and still cool. The 15 sq m cabin is a flexible and comfortable space for living with folding and revolving walls that adapt to your way of life.

8 –10 June; ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90021


Another Human, Stacks, photo courtesy of INTRO/LA

Curated by Small Office, this exhibition of modern design returns to LA Design Festival for its fourth iteration. Open throughout the weekend, it features an eclectic mix of independent designers including Bari Ziperstein, Resident, Estudio Persona, and Block Shop and more. Pictured here, Another Human, Stacks. Courtesy of INTRO/LA

8 –10 June; ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90021

West Adams Studio tours

RCHS is part of the West Adams Studio tours, photo courtesy of RCHS

Studio tours are the chance to get behind the scenes with LA’s leading and emerging practices. Included in West Adams Studio tours are the multidisciplinary Rios Clementi Hale Studio office (pictured) and MASHstudios. Courtesy of RCHS

5 - 7pm, 8 June; Rios Clementi Hale Studios, 3101 West Exposition Place Los Angeles, CA, 90018 and MASHstudios, 2611 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018

Concrete Geometric Workshop

Concrete Geometric Workshop

Krizia Flores of Concrete Geometric will host a workshop on how to create a cement mold for a geometric planter. The ticketed event will allow visitors to then pick a succulent to plant inside the geometric cement vessel creation, and take it home to place it proudly on the kitchen table. Courtesy Krizia Flores/Concrete Geometric.

2 – 4pm,10 June; ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

‘Life-Size/Still-Life’ by Krystal Chang Projects

"Life-Size/Still-Life" by Krystal Chang Projects

Krystal Chang Projects’ work explores flowers, landscapes, architecture and design and for LA Design Festival, she will be creating a floral installation titled ‘Life-Size/Still-Life’ at ROW DTLA. Courtesy Krystal Chang

8 – 10 June; ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

World Design Office

SOS by Achilleas Souras, the Barcelona-based installation artist featured as part of the World Design Gallery, photo courtesy of Achilleas Souras

The World Design Gallery showcases international work from artists including AN Concept, City EastWest, Achilleas Souras (work pictured), and Faye Tsakalides. Highlights include installation ‘COMMON SPACE. diseño from México,’ a collaboration from curator Illya Haro and creative director Katalina Silva displaying the works of six designers from Mexico including M.A. Project, Punto Verde Ceramics, Natural Urbano, Leria del Mar, Cuevas, and Spica. Courtesy of Achilleas Souras.

8 – 10 June; ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021