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Ilan Dei

Tastemaker

The urban outdoorsman of Los Angeles to rule them all is none other than Israel-born Ilan Dei, a designer of urban outdoor living furniture (and oh so much more) whose minimalist aesthetic you might recognize at Oliver Peoples or Lemonade. Originally inspired by the joy of hosting outdoor dinner parties for friends at his Venice bungalow, Ilan set out to create a sensory outdoor experience with his design language. Trained by a Japanese woodwork master, he always harkens back to traditional Japanese design, like big sliding doors that open to a patio strewn with his playful but refreshingly unadorned furniture.