By Shani Silver

Published on November 23, 2015

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Above: “What is Luxury to the Country’s Biggest Demographic” Panel at Woven Accents.

On November 13th,  2015, West Hollywood Design District hosted the 4th annual

DIEM TALKS DESIGN: The Future Is Now

, a symposium featuring discussions, panels, and keynotes with leaders in design, decorative arts, fashion, design, and fine arts. 

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Above: DIEM curators Mallery Roberts Morgan and Frances Anderton at the opening night party at Roche Bobois

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Above, Mallery Roberts Morgan, Katherine Ross, Christiane Lemieux, Eric Vecchione at “Taste in Flux: What is Luxury to the Country’s Biggest Demographic?” Panel at Woven Accents

This year’s panelists included Barbara Bestor, Rick Corsini, Christopher Farr, Christiane Lemieux, Nicolas Libert, Carolina Miranda, Katherine Ross, Madeline Stuart, Stefan Simchowitz and more.

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Above: DIEM: TALKS DESIGN, The Future Is Now: “Forever Glam, and Tales of the City” Panel at Poltrona Frau/Cappelini

The event itself was curated by Mallery Roberts Morgan, Design Writer and Curator, Correspondent for Architectural Digest France, with Frances Anderton, Executive Producer and Host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture.

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Above: Multi-discipline artist Alexrod’s live installation at the DIEM opening party at Roche Bobois 

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Above: Nicolas Libert, Ann Friedman, Christopher Farr, Darren Gold, Frances Anderton at “Is LA Losing Its Cool As It Becomes Cool?” Panel at Design Within Reach

Envelope-pushing panel topics engaged both panelists and attendees alike, with topics like “Taste in Flux: What is Luxury to the Country’s Biggest Demographic?” and “Is LA Losing Its Cool As It Becomes Cool?” leading the way. 

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Above: Christopher Farr, Ann Friedman, Darren Gold, Frances Anderton, Nicolas Libert  at “Is LA Losing Its Cool As It Becomes Cool?” Panel at Design Within Reach

For more information and to stay informed of future events from the creative team behind DIEM, visit their website, and follow West Hollywood Design District on Twitter

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Above: DIEM Executive Director Ryan Farber with Brooke Mason at the closing night party at Christopher Guy