Founded by Stefan Lawrence in 1999, twentieth’s 10,000 square foot showroom and exhibition space has become Los Angeles’s undisputed leader in curating the evolution of contemporary design. Developed in conjunction with assistant creative director Daniele Albright, the collection continues to embrace the best the world has to offer.
twentieth’s design philosophy is grounded in the concept of innovation and what innovation means in view of design’s modern history as well as its contemporary evolution. During the twentieth century, design produced innovative relationships between form and function, often rethinking accepted structural norms and their material expression. This strategy of continually questioning fundamental principles of design in order to achieve innovative forms and ideas continues today, bringing with it expanded possibilities and new challenges. twentieth is dedicated to this continual evolution by representing a selection of innovative designers, featuring exhibitions and events of special interest, as well as manufacturing a line of furniture and lighting that reflects these design ideals.
International design stars represented include Marcel Wanders, Tom Dixon, Zaha Hadid, Jasper Morrison, Ross Lovegrove, Amanda Levete, Maarten Baas, Piet Boon, Bertjan Pot, Jurgen Bey, and Sergio Rodriguez. In addition twentieth shows a broad range of extremely talented emerging designers not found anywhere else.