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gere  kavanaugh designs​​

A unique multi - dimensional design firm

​​GERE KAVANAUGH DESIGNS 

MEMPHIS COLLEGE OF ARTS / BFA

CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ARTS / MFA

2012 MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA DESIGN EXHIBITION 

AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER CALIFORNIA’S DESIGNING WOMEN, 1896-1996

2011 LACMA “PACIFIC STANDARD TIME” CRAFT FOLK AND ART MUSEUM


ARCHIVES:

GENERAL MOTOR TECHNICAL CENTER, WARREN, MI

TOYOTA AWARD, ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN
ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS , HONDURAS
 

NEA GRANT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FOR IRISH BOARD OF TRADE, DUBLIN, IRELAND

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
FASHION INSTITUTE, NYC, NY
AMERICAN TEXTILE MUSEUM,  LOWELL,  MA

GERE CHAIR & MARKET UMBRELLA:  PRATT INSTITUTE, NYC, NY

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM:  DOVE BENCH

C.O.L.A. AWARD: CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPT.,  CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CA

CORPORATE CLIENTS: Joseph Magnin, Max Factor, The Segerstrom Co., South Coast Plaza, Hallmark Greeting Cards, J.L. Hudson, The Fleisher Co., Aspen, CO., Nunn Bush Shoe Co., Nissan Motors, Merle Norman, Peter Polly, Toys by Roy, Tishman Realty, ZCMI, ABC Networks, Wells Fargo, Peterson Pub. The Ladd Co., Warner Brothers, The Rouse Co., Barton Chocolates, Citicorp, Neutrogena, Los Angeles/ London/ Paris, Wells Fargo Bank, Cal Tech, Pasadena “Women’sDormitories”,TheMusicCenter,LosAngeles,CA. JCPenny,KeystoneInternational,andSears. EXHIBITION DESIGNS: Designed the Municipal Art Gallery, City Hall, City of Beverly Hills, CA. UCLA, “Los Angeles Connected”, “Tom Bradley Legacy”, Tom Bradley Student and Scholar Center. Arco Center for the Visual Arts, “Fantastic Costumes-Fantastic Clothes”, “Views of Los Angeles”, “R.O. Anderson Indian Collections”, “Los Angeles and the Palm Tree for the Olympics”. Craft and Folk Art Museum, “The Greek Ethos”, “Home Sweet Home”, “Made in America”, “Domestic Vernacular Architecture in the USA”-co-curated with the late Charles Moore”. “Contemporary Santos,” contemporary woodcarvings from New Mexico. The Huntington Library – Stowe Papers. City of Beverly Hills, “Beverly HillsCollects.” SamMaloofFurniture-curated,designedandinstalled. NeutrogenaCorporateHeadquarters. Californian Design - Pasadena Museum, Pasadena, CA. “Goddess of the Details,” Pratt Institute, NY. “100 Years of Women in Design,” Bard Center, for Decorative Arts, NY. C.O.L.A. Award, Cultural Affairs Department, City of Los Angeles. Table Settings / Koryo Silks, Tiffany and Co., N.Y.

FURNITURE, FABRICS AND WALLPAPER: Arco Pottery, Ireland, DMI Furniture, Hotel Perry, Iowa, Images of America,IsabelScottFabrics,BillKielehor,Japan,KoryoSilks,KoreaandUSA. MarshIndustries,BobMitchellDesign, Ron Rezek Lighting, Stendig Int., Stockwell Wallpaper, Terra Furniture, Hiebert Furniture, CPS Inc., Pittsburgh, PA. RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS: The Hall House, Los Angeles, Cotsen, Los Angeles, Einstein - developed beginning art collection, Los Angeles, Waingrow, Los Angeles, Newman, San Francisco, Reynolds/Pepper, Beverly Hills, Segerstrom, Costa Mesa, Bogart, Los Angeles, Nicholas, Los Angeles, Light, Los Angeles, Munitz, Santa Monica, Boardman, Pasadena.

SPECIAL PROJECTS: Interiors and graphics, Lecture Hall, American Center for Classical Studies - Athens, Greece. “Walk of Style Rodeo Drive” – Beverly Hills, CA. Graphic consultant, Town Clock – Monroeville Mall, Pittsburgh, PA. Moveable Flower Sculpture – The Rouse CO., Highland Mall, Austin, TX. Irish Board of Trade, Dublin, Ireland. Design consultant, The Kilkenny Design Center, Kilkenny, Ireland. Sunset Magazine/AIA Awards – Juror. Women’s Dormitory - CalTech,Pasadena,CA. Packaging–TheBroadway,LosAngeles,CA.TubacGolfResortandRestaurant,AZ. GOVERNMENT AND EDUCATION: U.S. Alliance for Progress, Honduras, Central America – toys, and Hunko Products. City of Beverly Hillls, Water Treatment Plant- interior design and graphics. City of Pasadena, CA – graphics. Los Angeles Olympic Organization Committee, UCLA – campus graphics, campus typeface, way finding parking, exhibition. TheRichardNixonLibrary,YorbaLinda,CA-interiorsoftheResearchLibrary,graphics,andtypeface. TheWashington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA – graphics.

PUBLICATIONS: Art in America, Commercial Appeal, Departures Magazine, House Beautiful, House and Garden, Interiors,InteriorDesign,IDMagazine- “TheSecretHistoryofDesigninLosAngeles”withMichaelMcDonough,Journal ofAmerican–CenterofClassicalStudies,Princeton/Athens,Greece. LAArchitect,LosAngelesTimes,Metropolitan,New York Times, LA Style, Progressive Architecture, Women’s Wear Daily, Liturgical Arts Magazine

BOOKS: “HomeSweetHome,”astudyofdomesticvernaculararchitecture–Rizzoli, “Designinthe‘50s”–Tashen Color in Architecture – Van Nostrand Reinhold, Color Consulting – Van Nostrand Reinhold, “Personal Places” – Whitney Pub. Mondo Material – Materials and Design Ideas, Woman Designers in USA 1900-2000, Bard Graduate Center of Studies for Decorative Arts – BGC Yale Press
DESIGNED BOOKS: “Concrete Abstractions/Details from the Hollyhock House” Photos by Craig Cowan – Privately Published

LECTURES and TEACHING: UCLA Dept. of Architecture and Urban Planning. Amy Carter School of Fine Arts and Design, Vancouver, B.C., Sci-Arc/Continuing Education – “Interiors and Poetry”, National Color and Marketing Group, Otis College of Art and Design, Textile Forum Regional Conference, Art Center college of Arts/Environmental Design Department –“Interiors as Poetry”, The Toyota lecture Series at Art Center College of Arts. LACMA – Design In Los Angeles, ”The Machine Age” Exhibition, UCLA Symposium – “Home Sweet Home”, Educational TV Channel in CA. “Color”, City of Beverly Hills- “The Millennium Series”