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Museum of California Design's 12th Annual Award Benefit and Auction honoring Frank Gehry
Sunday, October 25, 2:30 PM

At this year’s Award Benefit we will be celebrating Frank Gehry, not for architecture, but for 40 years of exceptional achievements in product design. This red carpet event -- at which Mr. Gehry will accept the Museum’s Henry Award for his outstanding contributions to American design -- will include the installation, Frank Gehry: Forty Years of Product Design 1972-2012, the first-ever survey exhibition of Gehry-designed furniture, lighting, jewelry and objects.
easy chair
Arm chair, polyethylene, shape 2004, color 2010
Mfg. Heller. Photo: Courtesy Heller

Sofa, polyethylene, shape 2004, color 2010
Mfg. Heller. Photo: Courtesy Heller

Fold Cuff, Tiffany & Co., sterling silver.
Photo: Felis Stella
This unprecedented event will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at 2:30PM at the stylish new JF CHEN@1135 in the Highland Avenue Arts District. Complimentary valet parking will be provided. Host Joel Chen will be joined by celebrities from the entertainment, architecture and design communities as we enjoy DJ-curated music, luxurious comestibles both savory and sweet and a hosted libation bar. Guests will receive gift bags filled with designer products by such exquisite brands as Apolis Global, Arts District Printing at Hammer & Spear, BCBG, Dean Leather, James Kendall, John Kelly Chocolates, Matteo Home, Phillip Lim and Studio Cue.

The live and silent auctions will feature works of such notable California designers and artists as Ed Ruscha, Frank Gehry, Gere Kavanaugh, Rudi Gernreich, Doyle Lane, Otto and Vivika Heino, John Van Hamersveld and Laura Andreson. Auctioneer: Peter Loughrey, founder and principal auctioneer of Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA).

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Above top: Pito Kettle, stainless steel, mahogany, Alessi, 1992, Photo: Courtesy Alessi
Above middle: Wiggle Chair (Easy Edges series), corrugated paper, 1972 Photo: Larry Underhill
Above bottom: Face Off Table, solid maple, laminated maple veneer, metal bolts, tempered glass,
designed, 1990; mfg. Knoll, 1992.  Photo: Courtesy Knoll, Inc.



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