California Design, 1930–1965: "Living in a Modern Way"


Deborah Sussman, whose work is included in the exhibition, talks about her early history with Charles and Ray Eames and her long career as an influential designer.

On the 2nd Tuesday of the month, admission to the LACMA is free!  So my friend and I ventured on the Blue Line from Long Beach, stopped for lunch in Korea Town, then transferred onto the 720 Rapid bus. Cost of fares $5 each, thanks to the Metro Day pass.  Our goal was to see the Eames House at the California Design, 1930–1965: "Living in a Modern Way" exhibit.  

"The people of America have found a new mode of living, and Southern California, the richest communities in the world, fostering the economical, colorful, causal California Way of Life that you all enjoy." - Richard Neutra, The Californian, March 1948

Well it turned out to be MORE than what we anticipated.  The retrospective offers a wonderful insight into the development of California Design and celebrates a very exciting design legacy.  It's inspiring to view what was, I appreciate the precedence set, and look forward to continuing the legacy of California Design. 

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