The UnBeige Guide To A FREE LA Design Week

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Design Week in Los Angeles starts this weekend. With such an overwhelming lineup of superstar designers, we know you only have time to see the best. We also know when you say “best” you mean “free.”

We sorted through the schedules to create your ideal itinerary. Everything listed at the LA Mart is free but requires registration. Everything listed at the Pacific Design Center is free and does not require registration. The Sandcastle Design Competition is free but you have to pay for the sand. Just kidding.

Sunday, March 26, Santa Monica

Sandcastle Design Competition
11:00am to 5:00pm
Santa Monica Pier

Monday, March 27, LA Mart

10:00am: Rem Koolhaas
2:30pm: Katherine and Michael McCoy
4:00pm: Michael Vanderbyl
5:00pm: Edie Cohen of Interior Design and the West Edge design panel
6:00pm: Party at the LA Mart with guest DJ Karim Rashid

Tuesday, March 28, LA Mart

11:30am: Sustainable design expert Eva Maddox & Susan S. Szenasy of Metropolis

Wednesday, March 29, PDC

1:00pm: Sexy Design and Construction
John Finton, partner and president, Finton Associates, Inc.
Leo Marmol, AIA principal, Marmol Radziner Architects
Jim Magni, principal, James Anthony Magni Interior Design

Thursday, March 30, PDC

10:00am Gehry on Pelli on Mayne on Gehry
Joseph Giovannini, architecture critic
Cesar Pelli, principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Frank Gehry, principal, Gehry Partners, LLP
Thom Mayne, principal, Morphosis

Thursday, March 30, Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Design District Spring Tasting Tour
5:00 to 7:30pm
(Scroll down all the way to the bottom of this page for the map)
Boffi
Design Within Reach
Eames Office Gallery
Highlights Lighting
Knoll
Ligne Roset at Linea
Neoporte
Shelter
Steelcase
West Elm