Known as the most important design event of the year, Legends in Los Angeles draws (as noted on their site) "thousands of influencers, enthusiasts, top design editors, and purveyors of design from across the U.S. and from around the world to the LCDQ for three days of keynotes, open houses, discussions, book signings, exhibitions, social events and networking."
Forty design stars from around the U.S. and the world will converge during the La Cienega Design Quarter’s annual highly acclaimed LEGENDS event, May 7 to 9. This year’s event is themed to Legendary: Icons of Design.
Not only will LEGENDS 2019 and its thousands of attendees celebrate the design stars of yesteryear but, for the first time, the LCDQ will honor two Living Legends. The LCDQ has named design superstars Bunny Williams of New York and Suzanne Rheinstein of Los Angeles as Living Legends, and each of them will have one-on-one interviews with national editors during LEGENDS 2019.
New York designer Thomas Jayne, known for finding inspiration in historical objects, has in recent years made the pilgrimage to LA, often participating in a few panels along the way. This year he is part of two panels, the first, being held at Christopher Farr's showroom, is titled "Navigating the Book Publishing World," and will bring a few seasoned authors together to share some of the risks and benefits of undertaking such a project. Annie Kelly, prolific author herself, will moderate. The second, sponsored by 1stdibs and hosted by Tony Freund, editor of 1stdib's Introspective magazine, is titled "Clutter can be Cool", which will take an alternative view to the current Marie Kondo organizing craze.
"Navigating the Book Publishing World" will be held on Wednesday, May 8th at 2pm at Christopher Farr and "Clutter can be cool" at 10am on Thursday, May 9th at Dragonette. To RSVP, subscribe at the General or VIP levels on the Legends site and then select the events as part of your registration.