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Postcard from WestEdge Design Fair

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 24, 2014 01:03 AM
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by Brent Turner last modified Oct 23, 2014

Panoramic photo of WestEdge design fair. The upstart WestEdge Design Fair returned to Santa Monica's Barker Hangar for its second year October 16-19, 2014. Best described as quality over quantity, exhibitors were, for the most part, high concept and high end. From the minute I entered, I took a shining to the cutting edge lighting on exhibit throughout. And let me tell you: the state of contemporary chandeliers and modern pendant lighting in particular looks great. Modern OLED chandelier by Blackbody at WestEdge. A stunning OLED chandelier by Blackbody (pictured above) was installed over the bar at the center of the hangar. Pendant chandeliers by designer David Trubridge. Design star David Trubridge exhibited his signature pendants, eco-conscious designs inspired by the flora and fauna of his native New Zealand. Modern glass pendants from Lightopia and Niche Modern. Minimalism is no stranger to modernism. Neither is the trend toward clustered glass pendant lighting, as seen in the Bocci/Lightopia and Niche Modern (left to right) booths above. One of our favorites on this blog, Cerno deftly exhibited their California-made  modern LED lighting  collection (pictured above), including a number of over-sized floor lamps that we hope to offer soon.  California made LED lighting in the Cerno booth. The fair was rounded out by an excellent assemblage of kitchen and bath exhibitors, breakout parties in booth spaces, and a weekend-long panel series that included design stars such as Thomas Lavin, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn M. Ireland and Delta Wright among others. From everything we saw at the WestEdge Design Fair, there's a lot to love about design today and modern design to come. At that, we can't wait until next year!  Images: Brent Turner






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