Boutique Design West (BDwest), the West Coast trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals, will feature four Designed Spaces created by leading hospitality design firms using furniture, lighting, fabric, flooring, wall coverings, art and other elements from BDwest exhibitors and sponsors, March 31-April 1, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Interspersed among hard-wall exhibit spaces on the trade fair floor, BDwest’s Designed Spaces allow attendees to experience a variety of exhibitor products in a hospitality context, such as a bar, lounge, theater or coffee shop. The spaces serve as hubs for learning, networking and customer engagement, with most offering food and beverage service.
Designed Spaces created for BDwest 2016 include:
THE DALTON by Puccini Group, San Francisco, CA
Feature Area Sponsors: feltex|meridien, Gainwell International, Meridien Accents, The Meridien Companies, Kravet Contract
Product Contributors: Soho Myriad, Sonneman – A Way of Light, Wonderly’s
PIX LOUNGE by Design Poole, Winter Park, FL
Feature Area Sponsors: Ariston Hospitality, Encore Hospitality Carpet, HG Arts, Justin David Textiles, Lite Tops / Stiffel, Wonderly’s
ARCHIPELAGO by DESIGN360 unlimited, Santa Monica, CA
Feature Area Sponsors: Aqua Hospitality Carpets, Cheng Meng Furniture, Maya Romanoff, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Contract, Valley Forge Fabrics
Product Contributors: Eastbridge Studio, Neoteric Luxury Outdoor Collection, Vondom
KINO by Stonehill & Taylor, New York, NY
Feature Area Sponsors: Hubbardton Forge, Interface Americas, Inc., Montague, P/Kaufmann Contract, Shelby Williams
Product Contributors: Alice Goldsmith Ceramics, Soho Myriad, Trellage-Ferrill Studio, Trend Mfg.
“Designed Spaces created by leading hospitality design and manufacturing firms are an integral part of our BD trade fairs and serve as destinations for inspiration, learning and networking,” said Michelle Finn, President, Hospitality Media Group, and SVP, ST Media Group. “Each space is unique and showcases the incredible talent of our industry members. We’re excited to see these design concepts come to life at BDwest.”
The BDwest conference program runs concurrently with the two-day trade fair, which is expanding for 2016 to accommodate 40,000 sf of exhibit space. More than 2,500 hospitality design professionals from the western U.S., Hawaii, Mexico, Latin America and beyond are expected to attend BDwest, including interior designers, architects and purchasing executives as well as hospitality owners and operators.
Registration options for BDwest 2016 include: Exhibit hall pass for attendees, $50 ($75 after March 4); exhibit hall pass for non-exhibiting manufacturers or manufacturer reps, $300; two-day trade fair and conference session pass, $175; and one-day trade fair and conference session pass, $100.
Ticketed events include: The Broad Museum/Otium Restaurant Tour on Wednesday, March 30; the BDwest Opening Reception Celebrating the 2016 Up-and-Coming Hoteliers and Boutique 18 on Wednesday, March 30, at the Conga Room at LA Live; the NEWH Orange County Regional and L.A. Founding Chapter’s Hospitality Fashion Challenge: Design in a Box Fashion Runway & Cocktail Reception on Thursday, March 31, at Exchange LA; and the Boutique Design Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality Breakfast & Panel Discussion on Friday, April 1, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Attendee registration and trade fair details are available at boutiquedesignwest.com.