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.

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.




Registration Opens: October 1
Breaking New Ground
The California Endowment

Deadlne: November 30
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award
International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

Deadline: December 8

2015 Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: December 15
2015 Preservation Awards
Santa Monica Conservancy 

Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
Wolf and Sub-Zero 

Deadline: January 16
Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2015
Ceramics of Italy 

Deadline: February 23
I Like Design
Interiors & Sources 

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Industry Partners




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FORM on Design: Architects and Their Furniture

Architect David Mann created a dining table for a new, limited-edition series of furnishings from Maison Gerard. Image courtesy Maison Gerard. For serious collectors French Art Déco design, Maison Gerard has been the place to go. Standouts by Leleu, Adnet, Frank, Ruhlman and others turn a visit to the showroom into a master class on 20th-century design. More recently, Benoist F. Drut has expanded his focus to include the work of talented 21st-century designers, among them Hervé van der Straeten, Jean Girel, Carol Egan, Miguel Cisterna and Thomas Boog, making it an essential stop for the collector of contemporary design.

Now Drut is taking things a step further, a bevy of creative talents to design very limited editions specifically for the gallery, some of which debuted at the Collective.2 Design Fair in New York last week. The work of architects William T. Georgis and David Mann, along with interior architect Christofle design director Stephane Parmentier and residential architect, interior and yacht designer Achille Salvagni appeared, bringing a new dimension to Maison Gerard’s offerings.

Drut began assembling the designers, some of whom are clients as well, collaborating with them to come up with an assortment of complimentary pieces. With Georgis, the project began some years ago. “I told him it would be an honor at some point to show his work,” says Drut. “I was really madly in love with a sofa he had designed. I wasn’t sure if we should concentrate it, maybe we could think of something slightly smaller. It put the fire under both of us.” The result is an expansive sofa and a club chair.

Mann’s contribution was two-fold. He designed the space at the fair and created three pieces for it too. There’re oxidized steel bookcases and a distressed iron coffee and dining table. For the dining table, he drew on a table he devised for himself. “It seats eight in a large square, and I’ve concluded it’s one of the more perfect proportions for people who want to entertain,” he explains. “It’s large enough for company but not so large that it excludes people from participating in a conversation. I synthesized it into a more minimalist pure form.”

With the success of these collaborations, look for more in the future.

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