Installation for California Design Exhibition / Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture

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On view until Marcg 25th and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the installation for California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way” Exhibition is created by the Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture Studio, which is also responsible for a number of landmarks, including the renovated Hollywood Bowl and Egyptian Theater. The design for the exhibition is inspired by ’s unique style, with lithe, sensuous lines carried throughout the installation, including the display cases and a helical construction that soars through the center of the space. Hodgetts + Fung also collaborated with curators Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman to bring the re-creation of the Eames living room to life. More information on the design and exhibition after the break.

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way.” The exhibition—the first major study of modern California design—examines the state’s key role in shaping the material culture of the country at mid-century. California Design features more than 350 objects in wide ranging media, including furniture, textiles, fashion, graphic and industrial design, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, architectural drawings, and film, as well as two period re-creations—most notably the living room from the home of renowned designers Charles and Ray Eames. The exhibition is organized by Wendy Kaplan, Curator and Department Head, and Bobbye Tigerman, Assistant Curator, of LACMA’s DecorativeArts and Design Department.

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California Design features an extraordinary demonstration of “living in a modern way” with a unique re-creation of the living room from Charles and Ray Eames’ Case Study House #8, part of Arts and Architecture magazine’s groundbreaking post-war program to build high-quality, affordable, mass-producible homes. The installation of these furnishings offers an unprecedented look at the rich, eclectic interior in which these legendary designers lived, showcasing several hundred objects on loan from the Eames Foundation.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit here.

Cite: "Installation for California Design Exhibition / Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture" 17 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 01 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=176672>

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    This article is so poorly written, few people will make it past the first error-filled sentence. The exhibition is very instructive, and generally not for the reasons noted. Visit it, if you can.

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