Thousands Visit LCDQ For “One of a Kind” Programs And Window Designs During LEGENDS 2016
Kim Alexandriuk asked Micky for “The Nun” to be the center piece of her window design during Legends 2016.
(Los Angeles, May 9, 2016) – The La Cienega Design Quarter’s annual LEGENDS extravaganza, billed as the “spring break” or the Coachella of the design world, drew thousands to Los Angeles for 3 days of keynotes, discussions, book signings and social events from Tuesday, May 3, to Thursday, May 5, 2016. A total of 65 designers designed the windows of the shops and showrooms of the LCDQ on the theme of LEGENDS 2016: One of a Kind.
The eye-catching designs of Jamie Bush and Mark Cutler won the Editor’s Choice for Best Window. Birmingham, Alabama, architect Bill Ingram and Los Angeles designer Estee Stanley were chosen by a national team of social media ambassadors for their window designs at Kristen Buckingham and Laurel & Wolf, respectively. The people’s choice awards for best window design went to Nicole Sassaman and Onik Agaronyan.
This year nearly 70 moderators and panelists and 16 design authors from around the world congregated at LEGENDS to present an agenda of lively, informative and profound keynotes, discussions and Forums.
Programming centered on the 8 keynote panels helmed by such design stars as Nate Berkus, interior designer and television host; Editor in Chiefs Michael Boodro of Elle Decor and Sophie Donelson of House Beautiful; and Madeline Stuart, Architectural Digest Top 100 and Elle Decor A-List Interior Designer.
The panels covered a broad array of topics: “how tos” in design, themes in design, and exploration of design history:
- Collected: Living with the Things You Love in A Well Curated Home
Moderated by Nate Berkus, author, interior designer, author and television host
- Big Personality: Creating Distinctive Rooms in a Standard-Issue World
Moderated by Michael Boodro, Editor in Chief, Elle Decor
- Will You Be A Design Icon?
Moderated by Wendy Goodman, Author and Design Editor, New York Magazine
With panelists Alexa Hampton of New York, daughter of Mark Hampton; Hutton Wilkinson of Los Angeles, protege of Tony Duquette; and India Hicks of the Bahamas, daughter of David Hicks
LEGENDS 2016 marks the debut of a new type of programming: the TLC Forums. The La Cienega Design Quarter created The Legends Council (TLC) this year to recognize past and present LEGENDS window designers, panelists and moderators. And in collaboration with 1stdibs, the LCDQ introduced a special tier of programming for LEGENDS 2016 called Forums to which TLC members were invited. Forums were held in more intimate venues and had a more sophisticated subject matter.
There were 4 TLC Forums at LEGENDS 2016:
- Mindful Design
- 100 Years Behind the Lens
- Acquisitional Design
- Creating a Legacy
The cornerstone of the LEGENDS event is the windows of the LCDQ, which are transformed on the year’s theme. Berkus, along with celebrated British designers Nina Campbell and India Hicks, Robert Stilin from New York, designer and author Jay Jeffers of San Francisco, Ellen DeGeneres “Design Challenge” collaborator Jane Hallworth of Los Angeles, and “Flipping Out” star Ryan Brown of L.A.’s Brown Design Group were among the 60+ interior designers selected to transform the LCDQ windows on the theme of “One of a Kind.” (Complete list of window designers is below.)
One of the most anticipated design events on the national calendar and the largest event of its kind on the West Coast, LEGENDS is a 3-day celebration of design that brings influencers, enthusiasts, top design editors, and purveyors of design to the LCDQ for keynote panels, cocktail parties, receptions, book signings, personal appearances and trunk shows.
This year, 9 social media stars on Instagram have been invited to serve as LEGENDS Ambassadors:
- Will Taylor-Willis, @brightbazaar
- Justina Blakeney, @justinablakeney
- Amber Lewis, @amberinteriors
- Orlando Soria, @mrorlandosoria
- Anthony D’Argenzio, @zioandsons
- Sarah Sherman Samuel, @sarahshermansamuel
- Dabito, @dabito
- Holly Phillips, @theenglishroom
- Marisa Marcantonio, @stylebeatblog
For a list of all keynotes and programming booked to date, visit http://lcdqla.com/legends2016/.
ABOUT LEGENDS: In its eighth consecutive year, LEGENDS has attracted over 80,000 attendees and garnered more than 200 million media impressions in 2014 and 2015 alone. The parties, lunches and programs are a huge draw, with as many as 800 people at the kick-off party in previous years and capacity audiences of 150-250 at the programs held in LCDQ member shops and showrooms. LEGENDS 2016 presenting sponsors are 1stdibs and Coldwell Banker Previews International. Chairish is the Social Media Sponsor. National media sponsors: Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Luxe Interiors + Design, Metropolitan Home, Milieu, Objekt, Traditional Home and Veranda. Regional media sponsors are C magazine, California Home + Design, California Homes and San Francisco Cottages & Gardens. Fig & Olive is the Gala co-sponsor.
ABOUT LCDQ: The La Cienega Design Quarter was founded in 2008 to promote the burgeoning antiques and design neighborhood on one of Los Angeles’ oldest thoroughfares. Since the 1950s, La Cienega Boulevard has been the leading destination for interior design, shopped by icons like William Haines, Elsie de Wolfe, Tony Duquette, Frances Elkins, Chet Chidester, Michael Taylor and Kalef Alaton. Today La Cienega (running north-south through Los Angeles and West Hollywood) and Melrose (an east-west street) continue to be the leading destination as top designers, celebrities and selective shoppers from nationwide source the most unique design in the world from the shops, galleries and showrooms of the LCDQ.
A list of 2016 participating window designers is below.
For further information about LCDQ and LEGENDS visit www.lcdqla.com.
LEGENDS 2016 “One of a Kind”
Alisa Moffett – Hollywood Sierra Kitchens
Amy Meier – Janet Yonaty
Andrew Brown – Dragonette
Bill Ingram – Kristen Buckingham
Brad Dunning – Jonas Fine Upholsterers and Curtain Makers
Brian Paquette – Cote Jardin Antiques
Brown Design Group – Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs
Cari Berg – Reborn Antiques
César Giraldo for Tag Front – Sherle Wagner
Christina Karras – Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs
Christos Prevezanos – Farrow & Ball
David Desmond – McKinnon & Harris
David Netto – Hollywood at Home
Delta Wright – Mehraban Rugs
Denise Kuriger – Remains Lighting
Elizabeth Dinkel – Serena & Lily
Erinn Valencich – George Smith Handmade Furniture & Fabrics
Espace Design – Tufenkian Artisan Carpets
Estee Stanley – Laurel & Wolf
Fogel Interiors – Compas
India Hicks – Nathan Turner
Jane Hallworth – Fuller & Roberts
James Magni – Stark Home
Jamie Bush – Richard Shapiro
Janice Francois & Kate Balfour of Abramson Teiger Architects – Natural Curiosities
Jay Jeffers – Arteriors
Jeff Andrews – Mansour Modern
John Turturro – Antique Rug Co. / The Rug Affair
Kate Stamps – Claremont Furnishing Fabrics Co.
Ken Kehoe – Reborn Antiques
Kim Alexandriuk – Downtown
Kimberly Colletti – Mehraban Rugs
Kirk Nix – Janet Yonaty
Lonni Paul – Gina Berschneider
Mark D. Sikes – Mecox
Malcolm James Kutner – Harbinger
Mark Cutler – Gina Berschneider
Marmol Radziner – Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs
Marjorie Skouras – Downtown
Maxime Jacquet – Jamal’s Rug Collection
Meg Joannides – Harbinger
Melinda Ritz – Hollywood at Home
Michelle Workman – Baker Furniture
Molly Luetkemeyer – Harbinger by Hand
Nate Berkus – Lee Stanton
Nicole Gordon Studio – Maine Design
Nicole Sassaman – Paul Ferrante
Nina Campbell – Hollyhock
Onik Agaronyan – Therien & Co.
Pamela Jewell – Woven Accents
Parker Kennedy Living – Barclay Butera Interiors
Patrick Dragonette – Dragonette
Platner & Co. – George Smith Handmade Furniture & Fabrics
Ramey Caulkins – Elizabeth Eakins
Robert Stilin – Lee Stanton
Sam Allen – Barclay Butera Interiors
Schuyler Samperton – Waterworks
Sebastien Leon – Jean de Merry
Sheldon Harte – Jamal’s Rug Collection
Studio William Hefner – Renaissance Design Studio
Tammy Connor – Hollyhock
Tommy Chambers – Reborn Antiques
Vance Burke – Nicky Rising
Vincent Jacquard – Compas
Woody Argall – JD Staron