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Design Miami announces Los Angeles edition for May 2024

International design platform and fair Design Miami has announced the first edition of Design Miami/ Los Angeles, which will take place from 16 to 20 May at a private estate in the northwest of the city.

Like its Miami namesake, Design Miami/ Los Angeles will showcase collectible design galleries, as well as exhibitions by larger design brands over a four-day period in May 2024.

Exterior of Holmby Hills
The event will be held at Holmby Hills. Photo by Walker Bunting

It will take place at a private estate designed by American architect Paul Williams in Holmby Hills, an upper-class neighbourhood close to Beverly Hills. It is a large estate with three buildings that have a combined area of 30,000 square feet.

LA edition to be led by Ashlee Harrison

Design Miami, which was bought last year by digital marketplace Basic Space, announced that Ashlee Harrison will take the mantle as curatorial director for the Los Angeles edition of the fair.

Harrison has served as the director for the collectible design and art gallery Carpenters Workshop Gallery in New York.

"Design Miami's potential for expansion was clear from the moment we announced our partnership during the great success that was the Paris fair last October," said Basic Space founder Jesse Lee.

"Not only is Los Angeles home to Basic Space, it is a vibrant city with fast-growing interests in all things design," Lee added.

The Design Miami/ Los Angeles launch follows the first edition of Design Miami Paris, which took place in 2022. Other events are held in Basel, Switzerland and, of course, in Miami.

Event to take place in mid-May

The news of the Los Angeles operation was accompanied by the appointment of South African director and publisher Henrik Purienne to the Global Creative Director position for the fair's various 2024 programming.

The event is slated for 16 to 20 May, with the first two days being invitation only. This means the fair will be held at the same times as New York City's design week, NYC x Design, which will be held on May 16 to 23.

Other design events in the city include the Los Angeles Design Festival, which takes place in late June.

Main image by Kit Leong via Shutterstock.

Design Miami Los Angeles will take place from 16 to 20 May 2024. For more events, fairs and talks in architecture and design visit Dezeen Events Guide.