Inventive artisans and creatives provide the fuel that keeps the design industry fresh and forward thinking. As part of the 7th annual LEGENDS event, Luxe Interiors + Design Editor in Chief Pamela Jaccarino will present a keynote on “Makers as Muse” on Thursday, May 7th, at 2:00 pm.  She will engage with top Los Angeles designers Betsy Burnham, Joe Lucas and Molly Luetkemeyer to discuss the makers and craftsmen who serve and inspire them.


A native of Connecticut, Betsy Burnham brings a sense of East Coast flair – full of color and pattern – to her West Coast firm, Burnham Design. This year, Betsy participates in LEGENDS as a window designer, and animals will be her Muse for her LEGENDS 2015 window at Mecox Gardens.


Molly Luetkemeyer is a LEGENDS veteran, having designed several windows for the event. This year, she will be designing Jamal’s Rug Collections’ window; her muse is the painter, poet, sculptor, art theorist, and educator Josef Albers.

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Joe Lucas is an interior designer and the owner of Harbinger, a popular showroom in the LCDQ offering fabric, wallpaper, furniture, lighting and accessories.

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Keynote: Makers as Muse
Location: Tufenkian
501 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Tufenkian has elevated the ancient craft of hand-knotting area rugs by using the finest materials in elegant, contemporary designs that are woven in Armenia and in Tibet. Tufenkian has won awards for their rug designs, and their standard-setting humanitarian practices have attracted world-class partner designers, including Barbara Barry, Clodagh, Laura Kirar, Mark Pollack, Kevin Walz, and Vicente Wolf.  From rugs in their numerous collections to one-of-a-kind custom designs, Tufenkian’s Tibetan and Armenian carpets remain vibrant and beautiful for generations, their lifetimes measured in decades and centuries instead of years.

For a complete schedule of LEGENDS 2015 events and to register, click here.