Pacific Design Center

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

Design is big in WeHo, with around 130 trade-only showrooms at the Pacific Design Center and dozens more in the surrounding Avenues of Art & Design (Beverly Blvd, Robertson Blvd & Melrose Ave). PDC showrooms generally sell only to design pros, but often you can get items at a mark-up through the Buying Program.

The PDC itself is an architectural landmark by Cesar Pelli of Petronas Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur) fame. Best viewed from a Runyon Canyon trail or a hotel rooftop, the three glass buildings, one each in race-car red, forest green and cobalt blue, bear a rather striking footprint. The West Hollywood tourist office is on the mezzanine level of the blue building.