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Conversation and Book Signing | A Colorful Life: Gere Kavanaugh, Designer


A force behind mid-Century California style, a maker and “influencer”, Gere Kavanaughwas somewhat overlooked as a design icon – that is until she won a 2016 AIGA Lifetime Achievement Award.  Since then, the design world as been remembering her work and her vast array of contributions in products, textiles, furniture, toys, exhibition design, restaurant interiors, public art and more. Originally from Tennessee and an original GM Damsel of Design,’ Kavanaugh arrived in Los Angeles in the mid-1960’s where she befriended and shared studio space with Frank Gehry. Along with the move to sunny, bright California came a new sense of color that became her trademark. Her new book, a colorful life: gere kavanaugh, designertells Kavanaugh’s stories in the hues of her unique and fascinating personality and style. You can join co-authors Louise Sandhaus and Kat Catmur in conversation with the Los Angeles design fixture.