Design Aficionados Gather for WeHo’s Annual DIEM Event

Designers and architects from across the country will convene in West Hollywood Friday for the the third annual DIEM: Design Intersects Everything Made conference. DIEM, staged by the West Hollywood Design District, brings together designers, architects and art lovers for a day of design conversations, panels and speeches featuring leaders in their fields.

DIEMThe 2014 DIEM symposium will take place on in West Hollywood’s Design District showrooms along Melrose Avenue and along Robertson and Beverly boulevards. It is free and open to the public. The symposium is curated by design writer Mallery Roberts Morgan and by Frances Anderton, host of the KCRW radio program “DnA, Design and Architecture.”

In conjunction with the symposium, the West Hollywood Design District will present, for the first time, a retrospective exhibit to examine and celebrate six decades of West Hollywood’s rich design history. The retrospective “Decades of Design: 1948-2014,” curated by Gregory Firlotte and co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood will feature graphics, photographs and original products. It will open on Nov. 19 and run through February at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. south of Santa Monica.

The West Hollywood Design District, officially organized in 1996, encompasses businesses along Melrose Avenue west of La Cienega and on Robertson and Beverly boulevards, most of them focused on interior design, home furnishings, apparel and art.

Additional information about DIEM is available online.