Tag: Los Angeles

Mind-Blowing Technology

New Jersey-area kitchen and interior design Remya Warrior attended the Design Bloggers Conference in Los Angeles, C.A., earlier this month. On her blog Remya shared her thoughts about one of the conference sponsors, Monogram. As she said, “Technology is definitely the future and when a company makes a product that is practical as well as sustainable, then you have my VOTE.”

Read the rest of Remya’s blog and let us know what you think.

Monogram Modern Home in LA June 24 – 26

Join us on for our second cross-country modern design road trip with Dwell. Our first destination in May was Seattle, Washington; then we stopped in San Francisco, California; and this weekend we’re traveling to Los Angeles, California!

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The Monogram Modern Home will be joining thousands of architecture and design enthusiasts at Dwell on Design LA, America’s largest design event at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 24- 26. The home will be located in the Dwell Outdoor section of the show floor. Guests must be registered for Dwell on Design to attend. The Monogram Modern Home will be open for tours, live product demonstrations and culinary tastings prepared by our tour chef.

For accredited industry professionals, please join us on Friday, June 24 for a day of continuing design education. For additional details and to register for the CEU’s, visit the Dwell website.

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A Golden (Anniversary) Weekend in LA: Celebrating the Past. Shaping the Future.

Written by Lou Lenzi, Director of Industrial Design for GE Appliances

As part of a growing relationship between our Industrial Design team and UCLA’s Architecture and Urban Design department (see my December 3, 2015 post ), Monogram was a sponsor of the department’s 50th anniversary gala on March 19th.

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After-school assignment: celebrating 50 years of design excellence

Among those joining us at the celebration was our good friend and noted Los Angeles kitchen and bath designer Laurie Haefele and Professor Craig Hodgetts, an AIA- award winning architect and teacher.

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Professor Craig Hodgetts; Laurie Haefele, Associate A.I.A, ASID, NKBA; and Lou Lenzi

The evening included remarks by Dean Block, UCLA’s Chancellor, and Hitoshi Abe, Chair of the School of Architecture, along with thoughtful tributes to Denise Scott Brown (co-author of Learning from Las Vegas), architectural preservationists The Palm Springs Modern Advocates, and industrial designer Yves Behar (designer of the GE WattStation, the Movado Edge and the Sodastream Source, among others). It was a terrific evening, and as they say, “here’s to the next 50 years!”

While in LA, my wife and I took the opportunity to play tourists and checked-in on two must-see’s for any designer.

After a Friday morning review of the graduate architecture student’s Cybervillage projects, it was off to the newly renovated Petersen Automotive Museum on Wiltshire Boulevard. Whether you’re a car enthusiast or not, the mark the automobile has made on Southern California is undeniable. The museum recognizes this history in an upbeat and vibrant fashion and is worth a visit.

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The Silver Gallery at the renovated Petersen Automotive Museum

Saturday morning was spent enjoying the buildings, grounds and art at the Getty Center. The views from its hilltop perch in the Santa Monica Mountains are worth the trip alone, providing the viewer with a unique perspective of LA.

And I must sheepishly admit that as an admirer of modernist architecture, I was more enamored with the Getty’s architecture than the art on display in the galleries. Shame on me.

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A Modernist’s mecca: Richard Meier’s Getty Center

Monogram Modern Home in Phoenix June 26 and 27

We’re traveling on a cross-country modern design road trip with Dwell in a prefabricated house, custom-built and outfitted with Monogram appliances. Our first destination in April was Portland, Oregon; in May we visited Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, Califormia; and this weekend we will be in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area!

mmh-phx-header-updatedWe will be popping up at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art at the Civic Center Mall June 26th and 27th during the MetaModern exhibition, featuring modernist design objects of the mid-century.

On Friday, June 26th, the home will host a series of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Check out the details and sign up here!

On Saturday, June 27th, the doors of the Monogram Modern Home will be open to the public. When you stop by, you will have the chance to enter to win a Monogram appliance. A full schedule of events is listed here. Sign up for CEUs, join us at the open house and follow us on social media for surprise events and giveaways.

See you there!

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Monogram Modern Home at Dwell on Design LA May 29 – 31

We’re traveling on a cross-country modern design road trip with Dwell in a prefabricated house, custom-built and outfitted with Monogram appliances. Our first destination in April was Portland, Oregon, and this weekend we will be at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, California!

mmh-la-headerWe will be popping up the Monogram Modern Home at Dwell on Design LA (DODLA) from May 29th – 31st at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Each year the Dwell editors bring the pages of Dwell to life in this three-day design event celebrating the world of design and modern living. Join design visionaries from around the world and experience the Monogram Modern Home at DODLA.

On Friday, May 29th, the home will host a series of Continuing Education Units (CEU). Check out the details and sign up here.

On Saturday, May 30th, and Sunday, May 31st, the doors will be open to DODLA attendees. Plus, when you stop by, you will have the chance to enter to win a Monogram appliance! Be sure to follow us on social media for surprise – yet to be announced – events and giveaways.

See you soon, Los Angeles!

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