Featured in Arts Meme, Mehraban windows connect classic & contemporary design talent.
A happy highlight of this year’s La Cienega Design Quarter (LCDQ) three-day design festival showed its face to the public on a busy, design-rich Los Angeles boulevard. Two chic and fascinating windows, designed by Gary Hutton and Chad Dorsey, lent special life at Mehraban, a three-generation purveyor of contemporary and artisinal rugs.
Mehraban hosted the two transformative window displays as part of the 11-year-running festival’s chosen theme, “Legendary: Icons of Design,” focused on living and past stars of the design world. Both of the selected designers were European, Vernor Panton, a Dane, and Eileen Gray, from Ireland.
A new event was part of the proceedings, the first-ever LCDQ/UCLA Student Design Competition award breakfast on May 8, which held special meaning for the Mehraban hosts, who offered, “We wish to show our commitment to fostering new sources of inspiration and innovation within the design community.”