Join Us for WestWeek and Spring Market 2018

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Spring Market 2018
at Laguna Design Center, Suite 139

Art and Design
Tuesday, March 20, 11:AM

The proverbial tug of war designers often have with clients includes how to convince them to buy art for the design masterpiece of a home that you the designer has created for them. Join Thomas Lavin in welcoming gallery owner Peter Blake and designers Sheldon Harte and Ohara Davies-Gaetano in a conversation about helping clients integrate art into their homes, including educating clients about art and how galleries often can help provide the spark for collecting. The conversation will include tricks to making a home feel artful, such as wallpaper applications.


Peter BlakeSheldon HarteOhara Davies-Gaetano 

WestWeek 2018
at Pacific Design Center, Suite B310

Design Industry 2020
Wednesday, March 21, 11:00 AM

There is a new platform in town​ – E-commerce – and it’s here to stay. Please join us for a panel discussion at the Thomas Lavin showroom moderated by Modern Luxury group publisher Christopher Gialanella with designers Windsor Smith, Ryan Jackson and Janice Barta ​about their thoughts on e-commerce. How do they/will they use it? How does it inform their staff? And will the showroom experience continue to be necessary, especially in light of new practices by some showrooms like Thomas Lavin that offer cash and carry for lighting, small pieces of furniture, textiles and a host of accessories.


Windsor SmithRyan JacksonJanice BartaChristopher Gialanella

Westweek / Spring Market 2017 at Thomas Lavin

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Westweek 2017 at Pacific Design Center

Master Class – Designer Roger Thomas
on Innovation in the Modern Age:
Mixing Craft with Contemporary

Wednesday, March 22, 1:00 PM

Roger Thomas is one of the most inventive and evocative American interior designers in the world, best known for his work on Las Vegas’ most architecturally memorable hotels, including the Bellagio, Wynn and the new Wynn Palace Cotai. Thomas, named five times to the Architectural Digest AD100 and to Interior Design’s Hall of Fame in 2015, channels his deep knowledge of the history of craft into the creation of contemporary handmade wall coverings with the artisans at Maya Romanoff. What is the source of Thomas’ creativity? And how does he know what designers want? Join us as Michael Wollaeger, editor-in-chief of the new Los Angeles Times magazine DesignLA, engages in a Q&A with this master class designer.

Reception to Follow

Iconic. Based on what? According to who?

Thursday, March 23, 11:30 AM

Join moderator Madeline Stuart as she queries four design authorities – Suzanne Tucker, Adam Hunter, Delta Wright and Ryan White – about what defines the term iconic when applied to a legendary interior, quintessential piece of furniture or archetypal light fixture. Is there an argument to what should – and what shouldn’t – be labeled iconic within the realm of design? Hear them out and then you be the judge!

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Spring Market 2017 at Laguna Design Center

Intrapreneur to Entrepreneur:
Secrets of a Bold Business Developer

Tuesday, March 21, 11:00 AM

Join us at the Thomas Lavin showroom for a presentation by Kimberly Toonen, former CEO of See Jane Go, Business Leader at Apple, VP Business Development for Cox Communications and interior designer by education and vocation, on how to create your own strategic business path. Whether you are an interior designer or an architect who wants to learn more about how to market your services – or you are in sales, Toonen will reveal her most effective and creative ROI-positive tactics – essential knowledge for design world professionals desiring to stand out in an increasingly crowded field.

Reception to Follow