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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Material and process. While there are multiple steps in the journey from conception to fabrication, the essence of our approach is to embrace the fundamental characteristics of the stuff at hand — metal, wood, stone — and allow those essential properties to remain central to the function, comfort, and purpose of the final design. Combining industrial methods and hand craftsmanship, our manufacturing process is keyed to respecting the inherent essential qualities of the chosen material to achieve a purposeful and beautiful relationship between how a piece is made and how it looks.
Committed to unadorned simplicity, we strive to produce furnishings that are authentically original — sound and pleasing to the eye and body, pieces that are not everyday, yet that make sense every day.
Husband and wife, Deirdre Jordan and Bob Robinson founded Troscan In 1999. Deirdre holds a masters of fine art in interior architecture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Bob trained in furniture design at the Rochester Institute of Technology and holds a BFA in sculpture from the the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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