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Join Us for Fall Market 2019

PRACTICAL MAGIC: Elevating Our Lives with Design
Moderator: Erika Heet, Editor-in-Chief, Interiors
Panelists: Natasha Baradaran, Paul Fortune, Thomas Lavin

Thursday, September 26 | 3PM
PDC 5th Floor Atrium

Presented by Interiors Magazine

Design is all around us, influencing and reflecting our habits and choices every day. Eschewing the Instagram illusion of “perfection,” we get real on the true meaning of living well and design’s role as the catalyst. Join Interiors Editor-in-Chief Erika Heet, designer Natasha Baradaran, designer and author Paul Fortune and tastemaker Thomas Lavin as they allow us a glimpse into their processes and philosophies of curating the good life. We’ll peel back the layers of the glitz, glamour and gloss of the design world to find its true core, with an organic, grounded exploration of the simple realities of design’s place in a truly fulfilling existence.

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POST RECEPTION featuring a book signing with Paul Fortune follows at Thomas Lavin, Suite B310

Thomas Lavin hosts the Interiors Magazine keynote reception with Editor-in-Chief Erika Heet and co-panelists Natasha Baradaran and Paul Fortune, who will be signing his new book Notes on Decor.

While at the reception, come celebrate the inaugural Thomas Lavin Kiosk Design Competition and discover the winning Dream Room created by a Next Gen Designer as voted by the keynote panelists.

See you there!

Celebrate an Artful Life

Join us for a day of art at Thomas Lavin Pacific Design Center. Jewelry and Handmade Objects by Chicago metalsmith Gillion Carrara commencing at 10 a.m. That evening Thomas Lavin hosts Erika Heet, Editor in Chief Interiors Magazine and gallerist Edward Chella celebrating an artful life.

Edward Cella curates Thomas Lavin, PDC and is available to consult on your special projects and commissions.

Thursday, June 13, 5-8 p.m.
Thomas Lavin, PDC


See TL at LCDQ Legends

Join Thomas Lavin at LCDQ’s LEGENDS 2019 for a discussion on What Makes a Modern Icon. Luxe Interiors + DesignHomes Editor Lisa Dewart along with esteemed professionals Gary Hutton, Thomas Lavin and Melissa Warner Rothblum discuss how objects and spaces achieve iconic status and share predictions on the next wave of contemporary classics. Register here.

Join Us for Arrive at Laguna Design Center

Please join us during the “Arrive” Spring Market Day for a very special breakfast and book-signing with Adele Cygelman for her new book Arthur Elrod: Desert Modern Design – the first monograph on the mid-century Palm Springs design maestro

Tuesday, April 30
9:30am – 10:30am

Thomas Lavin
Laguna Design Center
23811 Aliso Creek Road
Suite 139

RSVP via Eventbrite here.

Join Us for WESTWEEK 2019

Intersections: Art, Design and Collecting

Wednesday, March 20, NOON – 1:00 PM

Pacific Design Center, Suite B310

Art and design are often treated as separate worlds, but those boundaries are rapidly dissolving. How exactly does art interact with design? Does one influence the other? And how does art collecting mesh with interior design? Join art dealer Edward Cella, Zinc Textile designer Justin Marr, and showroom owner Thomas Lavin to explore what you need to know about the intersection of art and design today. Moderated by DesignLA editor-in-chief Michael Wollaeger.


Artists, Artisans & Business: Making the Magic Happen

Thursday, March 21, 11 AM – NOON

Pacific Design Center, Suite B310

Join multi-disciplinary masters Jiun Ho and John Pomp for a conversation with Krissa Rossbund, Senior Style Editor at Traditional Home magazine. Exploring what it takes to keep the flame burning for your passions—whether that be glass-blowing, designing fantastic product, or traveling the world—while building and running a successful global business. Listen in as these design masters share the joys and pitfalls of being a creative talent in today’s high-pressure world.


It’s All About the Beetle – FliePaper is in the Cooper Hewitt

Our very own Don Flood’s Beetle wallpaper (part of his FliePaper line) is on view as part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (Now-January 13, 2019) at the Cooper Hewitt, NYC.

See the featured blog post here on the Cooper Hewitt site.

This Saturday – Join Thomas Lavin in conversation with Edward Chella

Thomas Lavin joins gallerist Edward Chella in a conversation about collecting through the decades Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m. The exhibition Dealer’s Choice: Painting and Sculpture in the 1980’s was curated in collaboration with Thomas Lavin and is now on view until December 29 at Edward Cella Art & Architecture, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034