Dwell on Design | Influenza LA
June 20-22, 2014
Los Angeles Convention Center, CA
ASID Beach Party - California Dreaming
June 20, 2014
The Reef/ LA Mart
Dewan P. & Dharmesh Pardiwala
Media Coverage: Influenza Online Magazine
Editorial: Dewan P.
Credentials/ Thank you’s
Whitney Christopher/ Dwell on Design
Olivia Saltaformaggio/ Period Media for Dwell on Design
Tiffany Newmann/ ASID | American Society of Interior Designers
Kat Nulk/ Wayfair.com, Designer Trade Services
Dwell on Design LA, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 20-22, 2014. With three full days of dynamic exhibitions, unparalleled educational opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, 90 onstage programs, 200 speakers, and more than 2,000 innovative modern furnishings and products, Dwell on Design LA is America’s largest design event.
Influential People & Things
Michela O’Connor Abrams, President, Dwell Media presented the New Face of Affluence, a study on emerging trends, shifting attitudes, and changed purchase behaviors of the “new affluents”.
Martin Yan from popular TV show Yan Can Cook at the GE Monogram showcase.
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) - The American Society of Interior Designers believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks and advocacy.
Wayfair.com & Designer Trade Services - An online home store for furniture, decor, outdoors & more offering a virtual showroom for Architects, Interior Designers, Contractors, and other trade professionals.
AKA Luxury Mobile Suite - A sleek, top-of-the-line Airstream from Airstream 2 Go, outfitted with AKA signature comforts and colorful Trina Turk accessories, for a curated road trip up the California coast while cruising behind the wheel of a premium GMC Yukon Denali.
Paper Punk - An innovative paper-based building toy that provides endless imaginative and creative play for humans of all ages. With a few simple folds, colorful 2D flat shapes transform into bold 3D geometric pieces to create spectacular looking paper toys and art forms. It was founded with a simple ambition – to enable people to exercise their creativity and make things with their hands.
ClockONE - A huge digital high-tech clock that doubles as wall art with E Ink technology designed by a brand new company, Twelve24.
GE Monogram - Debuting a brand new approach to kitchen appliances in their GE kitchen showcase, which included Martin Yan from Yan Can Cook.
MySky SkyCart - A first-class Airline Service Cart for the home. Every MySky SkyCart starts out as a genuine airline food and beverage service cart. It is built to the exact measurements and tough quality standards as the ones you have seen in service at the world’s leading airlines. Actually, it has been manufactured on one of the assembly lines that supply the airlines and their Boeings and Airbuses.
Influential Food Truck
Coolhaus - Architectually Inspired Gourmet Deserts/ Ice Cream Sandwiches with a cult-like following.
With mutual backgrounds in the design and real estate fields, the co-founders began naming their ice cream sandwiches after architects and architectural movements that inspired them - and eventually decided to take their newfound passion (dubbed “Farchitecture,” or Food + Architecture) to their hometown streets in Los Angeles.
Influential Green Car Ride & Drives
2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Hybrid Coupe - Forward-thinking technology and forward-leaning design. ELR is an original thought in a sea of conformity and their most advanced luxury coupe ever.
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid - A parallel plug-in hybrid. Sporty performance with utmost efficiency. The workings of the combustion engine, electric motor and high-voltage battery are synchronised by the electronic engine management. All processes run smoothly and harmoniously, leaving you to concentrate on what matters the most: driving.
Fiat 500e - An all-electric Italian urban chic styling car.
Ugliness is the Worst Form of Pollution
Kia Soul EV
Potential to go Viral
Martin Yan from Yan Can Cook, Coolhaus Food Truck, Paper Punk