Jay Novak, co-owner of Modernica, Inc., will open up the doors to the furniture-making factory and share an insider view on the business, product curation, and ­fabrication methods that have been in operation in Los Angeles for 25 years.

Have the chance to ask your own questions and find out...
How does Modernica choose to follow or revive design trends?
What does the design-to-manufacturing process entail?
How do artists or brands become involved with Modernica for collaborations?
How do designers or firms select furniture for projects at small or mass quantities?

Date: Friday, October 20
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: 2901 Saco St. / A dead-end street, with Modernica at the end
Gather: Meet at the Spanish Revival building, directly in front of the factory as you pull up on Saco St.
Parking: Available on-site, find a spot between the 6 buildings that make up this large complex

Cost: Free for ASID members AND non-members


Modern by Moonlight: Walking Tour of DTLA

Join us for a private, docent-led tour of Bunker Hill skyscrapers and plazas in the twilight, followed by cocktails* with a view at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel's BonaVista Lounge.

WHEN? Monday, October 9 from 7:00-9:00PM

WHERE? The tour meets in Maguire Gardens on the
west side (Flower Street side) of the L.A. Central Library. 

HOW MUCH? $15 for ASID members, $20 for non-members


*participants pay for their own drinks


October 5: Volunteer @ PDC's Fall Market

Pacific Design Center (PDC) is looking for eight volunteers for the Fall Market Keynote Speaker Series on October 5, 2017. Volunteers will check-in attendees and direct them to the appropriate auditorium. When volunteers are done with their shift, they'll have the opportunity to explore the Design Week showroom programs for that day, to familiarize themselves with PDC, and to network with design professionals! Volunteer shifts begin from 9am, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm.

To learn more about the event, visit PDC's website and view their Fall Market newsletter.

To participate, please contact Maria Kennedy at


Event of the Month

Tour Platform Led by Ilan Dei Studio in Culver City Friday, Nov. 18

Join us as we tour Platform in Culver City, led by Ilan Dei Studio Friday, Nov. 18. We'll meet at 5 the IDV storefront and be joined by a representative from the studio. Following a visit to the retail store, we will take a walking tour of the outdoor spaces at the Platform development and end up with a Q&A at Blue Bottle Coffee. 

Ilan Dei Studio in Venice designs and manufactures urban outdoor furniture and other accessories. Platform is a 4o,ooo square foot development of cutting edge retail, dining and creative space. Ilan Dei Studio designed and manufactured all of the outdoor furniture at the development.

What: Tour Platform With Ilan Dei Studio in Culver City (Meet at IDV storefront)

Date: Friday, November 18

Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Address: 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, California


Current Job Opportunities

Farrow & Ball Showroom Assistant

Location: Melrose and Santa Monica.
Tasks: Please see attachment below. The ideal candidate has a passion for colour and interior design, and enjoys working with people.
Please email resume to: Erik, showroom manager

R&A Junior Interior Designer

  • 2-5 years experience ideally in commercial office interiors
  • Please send resume and work samples pdf portfolio to Cristian at