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EVENT California Design – Living the Modern Way at LACMA Closing June 3 2012

Posted on: May 27, 2012

Tags: 2012, design, exhibit, LACMA, modern

California Design – Living the Modern Way:

This exhibition is the first major study of California midcentury modern design. With more than 300 objects—furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and textiles, and industrial and graphic design—the exhibition examines the state’s role in shaping the material culture of the entire country.

Retro Roadhusband and I raced through our itinerary while we were in California so we could catch this exhibit before it closed and if you do too, you’ll still have time to catch it!

We got some inspiration for our home:
Living Room

Our Patio:
Our wardrobe:
California Clothing 3And our garage! Right RRH? Please, RRH?! Just an eentsy beentzy vintage car? 😉

Organized into four thematic areas, the exhibition aims to elucidate the 1951 quote from émigré Greta Magnusson Grossman that is incorporated into the exhibition’s title:

California design “is not a superimposed style, but an answer to present conditions…It has developed out of our own preferences for living in a modern way.”


Eames Living Room

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