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Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism
September 12–December 12, 2014
With works as varied as a Vidal Sassoon Salon from 1968, the U.S. Expo Pavilion in Seville, Spain in 1992, and his steel houses, this exhibit will present an overview of almost fifty years of architecture. Barton Myers first attracted attention in the late 1960s for his civic buildings and urban projects in Canada. He returned to the United States in 1984 to open a Los Angeles office and became known for his performing arts centers, campus buildings, and steel houses among many projects. 

The Barton Myers papers were donated to the Architecture and Design Collection of the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara in 2000.  The archive covers Myers’s work from 1968 through 2002 and includes sketches and computer drawings, watercolors, images by well-known photographers, detailed study models and models of blocks-long sections of cities, as well as research notes, correspondence, lectures, and writings.

The West Hollywood Design District Presents Decades of Design 1948–2014
November 19, 2014–February 2015
The first-ever retrospective exhibition uncovering, examining and celebrating six decades of rich design history in West Hollywood. The curated ­­gallery will showcase design pioneers and present tastemakers through bold graphics, photographs and original product.

RICS Development Series Los Angeles 2014: Wilshire Grand Center
November 20, 2014
Join RICS Southern California chapter for the launch of their Los Angeles Development Series seminar, which takes an in-depth look at the development and construction of the upscale, world-class Wilshire Grand Project in downtown LA.

Innovation and Design Excellence in Healthcare Facilities Design: Today and Tomorrow
November 21, 2014
Hosted by AIA Los Angeles and AIA San Francisco, Future Care: Design for Health is a one-day healthcare symposium featuring the top minds in healthcare planning, design and construction. Speakers will address the rapidly changing healthcare environment and how these changes impact what healthcare providers need from the design and construction community.

Heath Ceramics Annual Sale
November 21–25, 2014
Heath's annual sale at their locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sausalito offer deals on merchandise along with special presentations.

FOG Design + Art Fair
January 15–18, 2015
Benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), FOG Design+Art is a four-day celebration and exploration of modern and contemporary design, architecture, and art with dynamic exhibits, custom installations, art galleries, lectures, and discussions with leaders in the art and design worlds.

 

 

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Deadline: December 15
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Jun042013

Showroom: For Moz, Textiles Inspire a New Collection


Moz's new range of metal surfaces, The Graphix Collection, was inspired by textile designs. For Loom, a traditional ikat was transformed into a stunning, modern application. Image courtesy Moz Designs.
Moz’s newest release, the Graphix Collection of decorative metal surfaces takes its cues from fashion and home design. That the new collection bears more than a small resemblence to classic fabric patterns is in no small part due to the input of Kelley Sanford, a senior designer at Moz, who comes from the world of textile design.

“There’s a natural connection between reflective metal surfaces and classic textile patterns,” Sanford explains, so the transition from fabric to metal was generally smooth sailing. Her first collection for Moz, a line of neutrals, came out about a year ago and taught her the finer points of designing on metal—how colors change and react on the material, for example.

With a solid base of knowledge, Sanford and the team at Moz began exploring with other ideas. “We didn’t know what the new collection was going to look like,” she reports. “It developed out of a process—through prototyping and trying different types of design.” With the collection fleshed out, it took more experiments to achieve the desired, textile-like effects. It took a long time to get the desired effect, since “how they look like on paper,” says Sanford, “isn’t how it will necessarily look on metal.”

The final result of Moz’s process is the Graphix Collection of eight designs, all in an array of colors (custom colors are also available). “We highlighted patterns from all over the globe,” notes Sanford, ranging from the simple line-and-dot Cosmos design to the more elaborate patterns of Serpentine and Loom, inspired by snakeskin and ikats, respectively. “We updated them for the industry,” she points out. The designs are available for all of Moz’s products.

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