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Dwell on Design 2012: Modern fun this weekend

June 23, 2012 |  9:13 am

Play Modern

Kohler colored sinksIt's time to play: Dwell on Design, the annual expo of furniture, fixtures and finishes for the modern home and garden, is running this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Staff writer Lisa Boone and producer Dianne de Guzman walked the convention floor on Friday to get some early impressions.

They found Misha Tome sliding down the Cuba playhouse by Play Modern, above. The modular system consists of cubes that can be configured in different BeSpoke consoleways. Indoor models are made from Baltic birch plywood with a clear finish, and outdoor models are made from marine-grade plywood with a dark finish.

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Above right: Lori Erenberg, left, and Saehee Simmons looked at color samples for Kohler's new sinks in a range of bold hues.

Below right: The BeSpoke Creative console throws some curves, with a sleek white exterior complemented by maple and birch plywood interior.

Bjorn Rust

Björn Rust demonstrates the art of coffee making using his drip design.


Dwell on Design attendees walk past the Lightopia booth, which displayed lamps and lighting systems, including the Fuego LED Branch.

Emeco Broom

Emeco's Broom chairs, stacked in a range of colors.

Dwell on Design

Dwell on Design runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. A two-day pass is $30 to 35, and a one-day pass is $15 to $20. The event takes place in the West Hall of the L.A. Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. 


Dwell on Design lightsPhoto gallery: Dwell on Design 2012

Rapson rocker, 1939 chair remade in recycled plastic

Bubbletecture: Inflatable structures at Dwell on Design

Photos: Dianne de Guzman / Los Angeles Times