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Legendary Conversations from LaCienega Design Quarter’s Legends 2019 – Bunny Williams
For over 50 years, the LaCienega Design Quarter has been a design destination serving LA’s vibrant and extremely talented design community. This design district is special for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the mere fact that it is on not one but three of the most high profile and iconic thoroughfares in West Hollywood, LaCienega Blvd, Melrose Blvd and Melrose Place.
The district has seen Los Angeles change from trendy studio town to a global creative powerhouse. It’s no secret that I think LA is one of the most relevant and important creative cities in not just the country, but the world. I think the amount and level of creative contribution in multiple disciplines makes LA a vanguard and creative icon. That doesn’t happen because of a picture, building or landmark. It happens over time and it develops because of the people. For decades, creative types have been drawn to Southern California to reinvent themselves and there has always been communities of likeminded individuals to both receive and nurture them. The LaCienega Design Quarter is one of the most influential and the annual Legends event is a beautiful example of this. For the past decade, LCDQ has been welcoming the design community and enthusiasts alike to get out of their cars and walk the district to see the amazing and wonderful creations erected in the showroom windows.
This was the first year that Convo By Design was represented as an official media sponsor of Legends. I cannot tell you how cool this is for me and I wanted to do something special to capture this showcase of remarkable talent. This is a special series called Legendary Conversations featuring everyone involved and this is a conversation with living legend, Bunny Williams. Williams sat with Elle Decor, Editor-in-Chief, Whitney Robinson at the Dragonette showroom for what was a really fun conversation. Bunny had a lot to say, topics include:
Value of point of view
Being at the top of your game
Design as a “service industry”
Spending time with clients but understanding not all are friends
Training the eye
Love of dogs
Collaboration between manufacturers and designers
Kips Bay Decorator Show House
Pen & Fletcher
Good finds are harder to locate
Passing on the knowledge, Allison Caccoma and Miles Redd
Knowing hen a room is finished
Sister Parish and her fondness for conflict and chaos
As you can see, a lot to talk about so hang on and enjoy this conversation with Bunny Williams.