Our story begins in 1987 when founder and designer Frank Keshishian launched L.A. Design Concepts a residential interior design firm.
While Mr. Keshishian designed homes for his clients, he recognized a fast growing market of consumers who preferred to make their own design decisions. Understanding that desire, Frank created the first design service offering consumer access to designer “trade only” furnishings.
In 1988, L.A. Design Concepts was nationally recognized by the press as a groundbreaking company revolutionizing consumer access. The Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles was very intrigued with L. A. Design Concepts working model and approached Frank in 1990 to formulate a consumer service program within their design center. L.A. Design Concepts was now the first service within a design center providing consumer access to â€œtrade onlyâ€ furnishings. Shortly thereafter, an increasing number of interior designers and architects recognized the value of streamlining their access through one single source. Our service allowed designers to focus on designing for their clients without having to maintain separate accounts with each manufacturer.
Almost 30 years later, L.A. Design Concepts has built solid trustworthy relationships within the “trade only” industry. These same manufacturers are now allowing Frank to offer their product lines directly on L.A. Design Concepts’ new platform. Our new website is the first of its kind featuring hundreds of thousands of “trade only” products that are made available to purchase for consumers, designers and architects.
L.A. Design Concepts would like to thank all of the manufacturers who have supported our services throughout the decades. Your support has contributed to our industry evolving into today’s ever-changing marketplace.