The A+D Museum of Los Angeles celebrated architecture and travel at its annual fundraising gala over the weekend.
“CELEBRATE: The Journey” featured a runway show featuring 16 of the 40 “ultimate carry-on” pieces provided by top talent from the realms of architecture, design, fashion, graphics, product, industrial and the visual arts.
Attendees outbid each other for Fitzsu’s “Traveling Museum Picnic” and for “Andy BOOM” by The Warner Group Architects, Inc. in collaboration with artist Simon Raab.
Emcee and actor Boise Thomas guided attendees through the event dressed as a pilot, and was accompanied by flight attendant-clad models. DJ Raul Campos from radio station KCRW filled the chic ground floor space of the 5900 Wilshire building with tunes until the last auction item left the room.
A haute crowd of 600 attended the Saturday evening event, including carry-on creators David Hertz (architect, 747 House), Fitzsu’s Su Sazama and Fitz, interior designers Trip Haenisch and Erica Islas/EMI Interior Design, MINARC’s Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg ingjaldsdóttir, April Greiman and Michael Rotondi. Additional design notables in attendance included Deborah Sussman and Paul Prejza, Scott Johnson, Rebeca Mendez and Eames Demetrios.
Los Angeles Artist Collective creatively projected airline and travel images all evening onto the giant interior walls of the space. Meanwhile, PAMA served up A+D-themed cocktails alongside Scott Roeb’s return engagement of delicious light dinner fare.