For the 2nd Exchange at IDS West we are honoured to be working with Jaime Derringer, founder of Design Milk, who has curated six product designers from Los Angeles at the forefront of the city’s design community. Influenced by a carefree culture and climate these designers have a unique perspective on design – refined yet playful and light-hearted.
Falken Reynolds designed the exhibit to connect LA’s modernist past with the design scene of the present. The envelope references Richard Neutra’s houses, concrete blocks and sunshine while the interior is awash in colour to showcase the vibrancy of the exhibitors.
Shown above in the feature image, Bend Goods, founded by Gaurav Nanda, a sculptor and designer from Michigan, is based on Nanda’s passion for making functional yet sculptural objects. The company has already been featured on HGTV and in publications like Elle Décor, Vogue, Dwell, both the Los Angeles Times and New York Times, Design Milk, and Architectural Digest among many others.
Black Crow Studios specializes in custom made wall murals as well as custom canvases to evoke each customer’s personal style. They believe every project is a unique challenge to push their boundaries and think outside the box by always bringing something new to the table.
Brendan Ravenhill studio specializes in modern lighting and furniture design. Their simple chandeliers, pendants and wall sconces evoke a mid-century feel fused with contemporary forms. Their designs are devoid of excess and ornament, striving for a logical celebration of physics, material and craft.
Eric Trine designs by making, rather than drawing – each project/product begins in his studio, using only his hands and tools. His projects vary from small scale design/build for commercial clients, to furniture, to sculpture, and decorative objects for the home.
Jory Brigham grew up among generations of woodworkers and craftsmen and discovered his own creative voice at an early age. Built on top of a philosophy that opts for hand tools and raw materials over a more industrial, mechanized approach, each piece that Jory designs gives credence to this classic approach and it’s because of this approach that no two pieces can be exactly identical.
Wolfum is a textile line of tabletop and home goods. They incorporate traditional items into the contemporary home with a nod to vintage, and a respect for modernity, eco-kindness and functionality. Their combination of traditional wood working craftsmanship and forward, proprietary printing technique sets them apart in the home décor market.
Founded by Jaime Derringer, Design Milk is an online magazine covering what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology. Design Milk has been featured in various publications including the Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, The San Francisco Chronicle, and has been noted on Twitter’s “Who to Follow” list of influencers in Art and Design. It’s also been featured in books, and is read by many entertainers, hundreds of retailers, magazine editors, and HGTV hosts and designers.