Windows and their Designers

LEGENDS 2022

Artwork Created Exclusively for LCDQ by RF. Alvarez

Steele Marcoux, Editor in Chief of Veranda, in conversation with
2022 Living Legend Michael S. Smith

Pamela Jaccarino, Editor in Chief of Luxe Interiors + Design, in conversation with
2022 Living Legend Rose Tarlow


We called design, architecture, and style aficionados from across the world to LEGENDS 2022 … and more than a thousand of you came, from around the world! It was exciting to see addresses from London and Berlin among our registrants.

The La Cienega Design Quarter hosted our first post-pandemic LEGENDS event May 3 to 5, 2022, after a two-year break.

We are thankful to the hundreds of people who joined us in Los Angeles for a big dose of design immersion and an experiential adventure beyond our keynotes.

○ For the first time at LEGENDS, Benjamin Moore offered a “What’s Your Aura” interactive experience.
○ LCDQ LEGENDS 2022 had two highly successful pop-ups: Parachute launched a new bedding collection with Jake Arnold “in bed” and Studio M Lighting unveiled a new collection created by Mat Sanders.
○ Kitchen appliance, cabinetry and countertop companies led by Cosentino came out in force.
○ Editors enthralled on conversations ranging from the creative process and design trends like “Making Modern Warm” to travel and inspiration.
○ Business matters also reined, with sessions ranging from licensing to handling “terrible clients.”

LEGENDS 2022 celebrated California: The Golden State of Design with:

50 editors, designers, architects and influencers
40 luxury showrooms
21 window vignettes created by designers from around the country
8 inspiring keynote panels and 4 informative discussions
7 chic cocktail parties
3 pop-ups
2 Living Legends

Thousands of cocktail glasses
and countless memories


Registration Fees

GENERAL REGISTRATION – $125
Access to keynote panels, discussions, open houses, experiential events, special appearances by authors, select cocktail parties and all general programming on May 4 and 5.

VIP REGISTRATION – $395 early, after April 29, $495
Full access begins with the OPENING CELEBRATION on May 3. On May 4 and 5, access to invitation-only lunches and cocktails and exclusive events in addition to keynote panels, discussions, open houses, experiential events, and special appearances by authors.

LEGENDS 2022 Theme

California is the land where Cedric Gibbons and Tony Duquette turned theatrical sets into living rooms, and where the architectural wonders of John Lautner and Lloyd Wright continue to live on with a new generation of residents. Where, in the 1950s and 60s the likes of interior design icons William Haines, Elsie de Wolfe, Michael Taylor and Frances Elkins shopped the La Cienega Design Quarter. And where the beat goes on with some of America’s biggest design magazine headliners and social media influencers.

See your favorite designers take over the LCDQ in the one and only California: The Golden State of Design, and meet the top design magazine editors and authors in the country.

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LEGENDS 2022 Sponsors

More About LEGENDS

The most sought-after event on the national design calendar, LEGENDS is an annual design festival in its 12th year that in past years has brought thousands of influencers, enthusiasts, editors, and purveyors of design from across the U.S. and from around the world to the La Cienega Design Quarter for three days of keynotes, open houses, discussions, book signings, exhibitions, personal appearances, social events and networking.
The hallmark of LEGENDS is the transformation of the windows of the 40 LCDQ shops and showrooms on the theme of the event, California: The Golden State of Design.

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