‘California Design 1930-1965’

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This exhibition was loaded with design – fashion (clothing), interiors, jewellery, furniture, architecture and figurines: film, stills and mannequins wore the design, with sheer glamour.

I personally was drawn to the fabulous ‘woman’s swimsuit’s’ by Margit Fellegi in the 1950’s (think Marilyn Monroe) that exuded femininity and style.

Furniture made by German-born designer, Kem Weber who was (notably) known for the concept ‘store-within-a-store’ shopping. Weber’s ‘Desk and Chair’ was made with satinwood, primavera, chrome, aluminium, resin and leather. I want it.

‘Who ever said that pleasure wasn’t functional?’ – Charles Eames

The architecture by Carlos Diniz, created ‘alluring images that helped potential clients place themselves in the frame’ (translated from technical drawings). Collaboration with magazines and museums – made the ‘ideal’ flat box home, desirable to the ‘rich and famous’, in Hollywood.

There was more – much more. Go and see it for yourself.

‘Good design is seldom accepted. It has to be sold.’

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