the newly opened austere concept store is a hub of contemporary design, and as such it regularly hosts interesting events for kindred spirits. on thu - jun 12 [ 5.30pm-9pm] the store hosts austere x the chair, an event dedicated to the ubiquitous furniture piece that tells the history of modern design like no other. it's set up as an informative, but also fun happening, featuring a preview with drinks of a range of coveted models, a panel discussion with designers and writers peppe trulsen, jonathan olivares, matthew sullivan, john kinsey and daniel l. wenger. additionally, there'll be a very special charity game of musical chairs with topsy design, with all the proceeds going to inner-city arts, a wonderful organization which facilitates educational tools and instruction in the arts for children and young adults in the greater los angeles area. click here to rsvp for access to this event. don't miss! location: 912 south hill street [downtown].