The WestEdge Design Fair returns to the Santa Monica Barker Hangar on Oct. 16-19 with a noticeably West Coast mood as several noteworthy Los Angeles designers make their debuts this year.
Although last year's inaugural event highlighted designers from around the country, as well as several based in New York, this year's roster includes independent Los Angeles designers 100xbtr, Tanya Aguiniga, Cerno, Brendan Ravenhill, EIS Studio, Mimi Jung, Eric Trine, Kelly Lamb and Wolfum, among others.
"While we're thrilled that our exhibitor base is geographically diverse, this year we made a point to celebrate design from the West Coast," said Troy Hanson, cofounder of the Fair. "We're delighted that this year's edition of WestEdge will feature more regional product designers and manufacturers."
The four-day event features more than 150 exhibitors who will display furniture, lighting, accessories, kitchen and bath products and outdoor furnishings. While the fair is geared toward both the trade and public, it serves as a pressure-free opportunity to meet designers in person and learn about their products.
The fair will also offer discussions, panels and workshops on a wide range of design topics and trends including "Art & Interiors," "Color Trends," "The Consummate Kitchen," "Craftsmanship in the Digital Age," "Innovations in Kitchen & Bath Design," and "Decorating for the Entertaining & Holiday Season."
WestEdge Design Fair: Oct. 16, opening-night party to benefit Heal the Bay, 6:30 to 10 p.m., tickets $95 online; Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., tickets to cocktail party to benefit the A+D Museum 5 to 8 p.m. are $40; Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., online advance tickets $20, on-site tickets $25. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. Parking $10 cash.