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Lawndale Design Fair highlights cutting-edge and vintage styles (with video)

Lawndale Design Fair highlights cutting-edge and vintage styles (with video)

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Morgan Gilliland or Morgan Elizabeth Designs will showcase her Resort Line at the Lawndale Art Center Design Fair 2011. Photo by Joel Luks
Midmodern canisters
Don Browne's mid-century modern collection features functional objects like these 1930 canisters.
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Bright colors and simple classic lines are concepts that Gilliland exemplifies in her collection.
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Midmodern canisters
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Lawndale Art Center Design Fair 2011 this weekend brings lovers of all things vintage, Mid-century modern and cutting-edge contemporary a shopping bacchanal. Featuring a wide range of dealers showcasing their best finds and creations in furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion, one-of-a-kind artful objects will pack the gallery's three floors and exhibition spaces.

Participating vendors include BeatniksCarol Piper RugsCrOp by David PeckCoronation Vintage, Don Browne, Exquisite Corpse, BooksellersMecox GardensMichael WilsonMorgan Elizabeth DesignsPeter GlassfordSmith OpticiansSunset Settings / Carolyn Brewer and wacdesignstudio.

The Texas Co-Op, curated by University of Houston's Michael Guidry, is an exhibition-style partition of the fair showcasing niche and select objects by local designers including David Tsai, Gertrude Barnstone, Jawda and Jawda Inc.Left Brain Right Brain Design/ Vernon CalderaThe Local PaperThe Dirty Third / Myan Duongplodes studio/John Paul & Roya Plauché and Robertson Design.

Curious?

CultureMap goes "Art and About" to explore the fair's offerings, including sexy vintage and modern glasses, colorful and comfortable fashions and collectable functional objects.

The shopping portion of Lawndale Design Center Design Fair 2011 begins with a Preview Party and Sale on Friday, 6 - 9 p.m., tickets are $60 for Lawndale members and $75 for non-members. Regular fair days are on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission fee is $5.