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Pacific Design Center

8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Shops, Malls
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: The epicenter for designer showrooms and unusual exhibits.
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Geelong, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this place is worth a visit as it showcases design trends and potential room layouts,kitchens,bathrooms etc

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West Hollywood, California
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137 reviews 137 reviews
66 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The PDC originally began with the blue building which was nicknamed "The Blue Whale," Then the green building was constructed and within the last few years the red (and final) building. The PDC is a design center whose occupants (mostly) offer design objects for your home or office. Many, I think, only allow visitors by appointment but not all of... More

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Pasadena, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
135 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We keep forgetting that The Pacific Design is closed on Sundays. The last 2 times we dropped by, we weren't able to check out the galleries inside. But nevertheless, it was still worth the trip to just marvel at that riot of colors outside. The palm trees are firmly established by now. They are so robust and healthy. They look... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We especially like to check out the video installations at Young Projects on the second floor. They have two galleries and the shows change every month or so.

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Santa Barbara, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I'm having to go to the design center a lot as I'm furnishing a new home. I think this place has some weird vibe since none of the shops have many windows. It makes most of the people who work there very grumpy and angry. And, if you are not a designer, get ready to be abused. They really don't... More

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Los Angeles
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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Interesting concept, but no. Unfortunately, I have been to this building more times than I can count, using the vendors that do business here. It used to be a fun place to go, with both the blue and green buildings full of design trade-types, but now it is empty. There are no good restaurants to speak of, except Red 7... More

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

quite funny, these 3 buildings in red, green and blue... just did the blue one, I guess... first floor, yummy .. .only art galleries with contemporary art... very enjoyable... one level higher, the best you may find in US furniture and interior desing. All very contemporary and stilish... even the carpets are tremendously beautiful... the last 3 levels are filled... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

The building is split into section, blue, green and MOCA. Full of showrooms and gallery spaces to just wander around wishing you had won the lottery!! Very helpful front of house staff. Worth a visit.

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West Hollywood, California, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

There is no sign indicating that the outdoor area at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, the part with the shooting fountains across the street from a West Hollywood public park, is in fact PRIVATE PROPERTY and you'd risk being chased by a security guard screaming "mam, mam, mam..." should you step anywhere near the fountain. I was told... More

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Los Angeles, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

This place is awesome! I go frequently with my mother, an interior designer, and never get bored...though I admit my feet hurt after an afternoon here. Lots to see, so arrive early, start from the top and take a lunch break before diving back in.

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