For its seventh edition, the
WestEdge Design Fair will be back at Santa Monica's Barker Hangar from October 24 - 27 to display the best in design, particularly from small Southern California makers. With dozens of brands on display, particuarly in the MADE:MODERN area, we thought we'd pull together some of our favorites who will be in attendance. Scroll through our list and make your plans to attend. 129
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Founded by interior designer Tracey Garet,
Apsara features a line of dramatic Giacometti-inspired lighting fixtures. These plaster pieces are on trend and come in a variety of finish options and colors; chandeliers, pendants, table lamps, and sconces are all available.
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Founded over 30 years ago,
Forbes & Lomax is known for taking an aesthetic approach to lightswitches and plates. They produce pieces in a variety of metals, including brass, stainless steel, and nickel; shown is their trademark acrylic Invisible Lightswitch®, seen atop a House of Harris wallcovering. Photo: Colette Smith
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Known best for his Lotus Chair from 1969, Daniel Wenger of
Wenger Designs has returned to furniture design and fabrication, working with his son Samuel in Santa Cruz, California. Together, they craft a variety of pieces from solid steel and hand-picked leather hides, including chairs, stools, and tables.
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For over 70 years,
The Shade Store has been developing custom window treatments, including custom shades, blinds, drapery, and more. Since their founding, The Shade Store has expanded to over 70 showrooms across the U.S., with locations spread across 20 states.
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Founded by builder and custom cabinetry maker Robert Commons over 25 years ago,
Sun Valley Bronze was created to provide the most extensive line of bronze hardware available. Still family owned and operated, Sun Valley Bronze handcrafts all their pieces (now including lighting, tables, and more) at their Idaho facilities.
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Combining German engineering with South American artistry,
Franz Viegener produces a curated selection of sculptural bath fittings from their specialty workshop in Buenos Aires. Every piece that comes out of the factory is painstakingly machined, polished, and tested, with designs created to make a statement.
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Blending their disparate backgrounds in classical furniture design and punk rock fashion, partners Scott Baker and Mary Ann Hesseldenz developed
Baker Hesseldenz Studio to create sophisticated pieces across a variety of categories, including seating, cabinetry, and tables. Photo: Lisa M. Robinson
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Based in Long Beach, Amigo Modern is a design studio specializing in furniture and accessories in the spirit of California Modernism.
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Cassius Castings develops stylish cement furniture for outdoor use in their Santa Monica studio. Shown is their chaise; a bench and chair are also available.
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A self-taught furniture and lighting designer, Brandon Morrison and his wife Sundeep opened whyrHymer over seven years ago to great acclaim, producing handcrafted seating, lighting, and tables.
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Fluxco Design develops custom furniture and also sources unique vintage pieces. Shown on the right is their LZ Lounge Chair, winner of the 2018 Good Design Award.
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Looma Studios develops colorful custom glasswork in the form of vivid panels, tables, and more.
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Lynne Meade's intricate ceramics include pierced vases and bowls, stylishly carved vessels, and unique artisan-made tiles.
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Part architecture firm, part design house, and full-time ski bums,
MFGR develops unique pieces that "give voice to modern mountain design."
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Founded four years ago, Tiny Badger Ceramics is a small-batch production ceramics studio based in San Diego that creates charming, colorful pieces.
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Silk Road Rug, Inc. specializes in fine antique, traditional, modern, and custom rugs, as well as European tapestries.
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Bayly Art creates modern furnishings for both indoor and exterior use, including chairs, tables, and stools.
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Resource Furniture features a curated selection of space-saving products, including Italian-made Murphy beds, sofas, storage pieces, and other transforming furniture solutions.
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London-based Buster + Punch develops hardware, lighting, and even custom motorcycles. Shown are several of their chic brass pull bars.
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Founded by three friends who grew up in Laguna Beach, Cerno develops sleek, chic modernist lighting; shown is their Levo Bedside Sconce.
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Eugene Stoltzfus develops unique seating, tables, beds, and more using inventive materials like cork; shown is the Lisbon Side Chair.
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Launching this month, Gary Snyder Designs creates colorful handcrafted furnishings in Santa Cruz.
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Pete Deeble develops handmade wood furniture in his Long Beach studio including Midcentury-inspired beds, chairs, casegoods, and dining tables.
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Pennoyer Newman's collection of over 500 stone resin replicas is cast from originals that once graced the greatest gardens around the world.
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Wood sculptor Joel Sayre left the world of fine furniture making to develop one-of-a-kind tables, stools, bowls, and more.