November 13 , 2015
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DIEM: TALKS DESIGN, The Future Is Now

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Meter parking, West Hollywood Library (625 N San Vicente Blvd) and Pacific Design Center (8687 Melrose Ave).

DIEM: TALKS DESIGN is a one-day design symposium presented by the West Hollywood Design District offering culturally resonating discussions, panels and keynotes from leaders in the fields of design, decorative arts, fashion, architecture and fine arts.

 

The 5th annual DIEM will take place Friday, November 11, 2016.

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DIEM 2015

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Is LA Losing Its Cool As It Becomes Cool?

9:30 AM Light Breakfast | 10:00 AM / 30 Minute Panel + Q&A

New York creatives now say they love it. So do the French. Soho House is invading West and East. Is the embrace of Los Angeles by former capitals of LA-disdain a good thing? Or does LA risk losing what makes it special?

Panelists: NICOLAS LIBERT, founder of concept store - gallery Please Do Not Enter, curator art installation Projection LA; ANN FRIEDMAN journalist, podcast host and columnist New York Magazine; London native and LA resident, CHRISTOPHER FARR, founder and creative director Christopher Farr, purveyor of rugs and fabrics, London, Los Angeles, New York; DARREN GOLD, LA-based fashion retailer and curator, who has a passionate love/hate relationship to the city he calls home.

MODERATED BY

Frances Anderton

@francesanderton

SPEAKERS

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Christopher Farr

Designer – ChristopherFarr.com

Ann Friedman

Journalist; @annfriedman

Darren Gold

Owner, The Cultural Curator; @alphamanla

Nicolas Libert

Founder, Please Do Not Enter; @plsdonotenter

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Taste in Flux: What is Luxury to the Country’s Biggest Demographic?

30 Minute Panel + Q&A

We're talking Millennials, the generation that values experiences over things, quality over quantity, handmade over mass-produced and philanthropy served with their purchases. Panelists will take a look at the impact on design, retail, and travel and leisure as younger shoppers reshape the definition of modern luxury.

Panelists: KATHERINE ROSS, luxury fashion consultant, former executive LVMH, curator of Wear LACMA project; CHRISTIANE LEMIEUX, design entrepreneur, founder of DwellStudio, judge of Ellen’s Design Challenge / HGTV; ERIC VECCHIONE, sustainable design creative, Uhuru Design, interior and furniture design firm, Brooklyn, New York.

MODERATED BY

Mallery Roberts Morgan

@malleryrmorgan

SPEAKERS

Christiane Lemieux

Founder, DwellStudio; @clemieux

Katherine Ross

Fashion Consultant, #katherineross

Eric Vecchione

Director of Business Development, Uhuru Design; @uhurudesign

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Dog Day Afternoon

Lunch Intermission, Followed by 30 Minute Panel + Q&A

Just how much does your pooch shape your life – and your space? While attendees enjoy lunch, a dog-loving designer will riff on how canines shape our environments, against a sizzle reel of snaps of dogs kicking back at home. HASHTAG #DIEMDogDay on social media to have your pooch be featured at DIEM.

Panelist: MADELINE STUART, founder and creative director Madeline Stuart & Associates, LA-based, interior design firm, Architectural Digest AD 100. Stuart’s two dogs, Mr. Peabody and Beatrice, are “living the life of luxury.”

MODERATED BY

Frances Anderton

@francesanderton

Mallery Roberts Morgan

@malleryrmorgan

SPEAKERS

Madeline Stuart

Owner, Madeline Stuart & Associates; @madelinedstuart

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Forever Glam, and Tales of The City

20 Minute Conversation, Short Coffee Break, Followed by 30 Minute Panel + Q&A

"Forever Glam" - 2:15PM- It's all about older women in major fashion ad campaigns from Celine to Saint Laurent. But what's the best way to stay forever glam-- by being more flamboyant with passing years or tapping into understated elegance? How do we stay young and have style in the new golden years?

Panelist: BEATRIX OST, muse, artist, writer, designer and actress, an inspiring septuagenarian

"Tales of The City: New Lifestyles For The Less Young" - 3:15PM-How do we want to live as we get older? With friends or extended family? In dwellings that create community? A conversation about environments and interiors for the hip new old.

Panelists: RICK CORSINI, partner, Corsini Stark Architecture; ELIZABETH TIMME, co-executive director, LA-Más, non-profit urban design organization; BARBARA BESTOR, principal, Bestor Architecture, LA-based modern architecture firm navigating between popular culture, art, and architecture; ILARIA MAZZOLENI, Architect, and a founding member and designer of InHabitLA, a group working to develop a cohousing community in Los Angeles

MODERATED BY

Mallery Roberts Morgan

@malleryrmorgan

SPEAKERS

Beatrix Ost

Muse, Artist, Writer, Designer & Actress; @beatrixost

MODERATED BY

Frances Anderton

@francesanderton

SPEAKERS

Barbara Bestor

Principal, Bestor Architecture; @bestorarchitect

Rick Corsini

Partner, Corsini Stark Architects; @corsinistark

Ilaria Mazzoleni

Architect, Founder of IM Studio Milano/Los Angeles

Elizabeth Timme

Co-Executive Director, LA-Más; @mas4la

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Why Art?

30 Minute Panel + Q&A

New York, Paris, London, LA, Berlin, Hong Kong... in major capitals the big story is art. Why? Is it pure commerce, a new form of spirituality or a branch of interior design? And how much of today's "art" is any good? How much can the market bear? Panelists will ruminate on what art means to society today.

Panelists: CAROLINA MIRANDA, Los Angeles Times staff writer and editor of the Culture: High and Low blog; STEFAN SIMCHOWITZ, CEO at Simcor, art collector, curator and advisor; STEPHEN GOLDBERG, attorney, specializing in art law.

MODERATED BY

Frances Anderton

@francesanderton

SPEAKERS

Stephen J. Goldberg

Attorney

Carolina Miranda

Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times; @cmonstah

Stefan Simchowitz

CEO, Simcor LLC; @simcosclub

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