Tuesday, February 2, 2010
SAVE THE DATE our next Designer Networking Event will be held at FIFTH FLOOR on Thursday, February 25th from 7-9:30pm.
FIFTH FLOOR is located 502 Chung King Court Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Cross street Hill St.) PH 213 687 8443.
Opened in January of 2008, Fifth Floor is a hybrid art/design gallery in the heart of LA’s Chinatown. Owner, Robert Apodaca’s background in architecture sees that the space delights in a mixture of contemporary art and design. Work by varying artists, designers, and architects rotate through the exhibition areas every month to two months; all the while, a steady base of unique accessories, jewelry, furniture and design objects remain on display. Many of these hand-made objects and furniture pieces are available nowhere else besides Fifth Floor.
Fifth Floor´s gallery shows a wide range of work from painting and mixed media to furniture and even architectural exhibits. We are interested in exploring the realms of both art and design and their multiple intersections. Often leaning heavily on tectonic and/or spatial notions we think that concept and craft should not be mutually exclusive terms. While not every exhibition is conceptually driven, these often do explore socially relevant topics such as sustainable design and community issues.
Robert Apodaca is a designer whose style focuses on simplicity of form, economy of materials and an elegant approach to problem solving. Currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA, Robert graduated from Otis College of Art and Design’s Architecture/Landscape/Interiors program in 2003. He spent several years working with various architecture and design firms, exploring what the design world had to offer. Greatly inspired by the creative possibilities that lay within the intersections of art, design, and architecture, he has taken those ideas into the heart of a number of exciting projects including Fifth Floor.
Street parking and lot parking available.
*An additional 10% off for DNG participants!
The purpose of our DNG Events is to bring talented individuals who work in the design industry to meet and network their talents and products.
PLEASE make sure you bring your business cards and portfolios and/or images of your work so you can share your products and design
work with our members. It is important that you bring your materials so we can see your work and products!
We look forward to seeing you on THURSDAY February 25th, 2010.
Please forward this invite to other designers, store owners, showroom managers, artists and product designers that you might know.
And remember you will need to be a member to join our events so if you would like you can bring your $25 membership fee to this event.
Please RSVP (only if YOU CAN make it) - to firstname.lastname@example.org.