Gehry! Honoring L.A.’s great architect-designer

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A great party approaches at the end of October: Bill Stern’s annual fundraiser to support the virtual Museum of California Design. This year ‘s great ‘get,’ the honoring of the sage and visionary architect and designer Frank Gehry, who will be granted the Museum’s 2015 Henry Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Design by a Californian.

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Gehry’s peerless recent structures include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the recently completed Foundation Vuitton in Paris.wiggle chair-2

Gehry has received little attention, however, for the same daring imagination that informs his product designs, from his corrugated paper Easy Edges furniture of 1972, at right, to a transgressive sterling silver and cement Tiffany & Co. ring.

The fun annual event which includes an auction of works by notable California designers and artists Ed Ruscha, Frank Gehry, Gere Kavanaugh, Rudi Gernreich, Doyle Lane, Otto and Vivika Heino, John Van Hamersveld and Laura Andreson will take place at host Joel Chen’s cool new digs in the Highland Avenue Arts District.

Museum of California Design’s 12th Annual Award Benefit and Auction honoring Frank Gehry | JF CHEN@1135 | Sun Oct 25, 2:30 pm | tickets

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