An exhibition focusing on California Design between 1930-1965i s heading to Auckland Art Gallery this winter.
California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way features more than 250 objects, including original furniture by Charles and Ray Eames, the world's first Barbie doll and graphics by legendary designer Saul Bass. A number of landmark industrial designs, ceramics, jewellery, metalwork, architectural drawings and photography will also be on show.
The exhibition - the first major examination of modern California design - demonstrates the impact of California's artists, craftspeople and designers on the products, furnishings and houses of mid-twentieth-century America.
The touring exhibition was organised by Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
A free California Design app for iPhone, iPod and Android users is also available for download and features access to original video interviews with California designers, images, essays and maps.
In addition to the exhibition, a programme of talks, film screenings and popular Open Late events will help visitors forget the winter blues and experience the California way of life.
Open Late events:
California Design is coming to life with a series of late night events featuring live music, talks, food and drink. Open Lates will take place from 6-9pm on Tuesday 23 July, Tuesday 20 August and Tuesday 10 September.
Tuesday 23 July
6pm - Grab some food and drink from the open late menu and then take a look around the exhibition
7pm - A short talk on one of the objects in California Design by fashion designer for WORLD, Benny Castles
8pm - Enjoy a live performance by The Circling Sun
Tuesday 20 August
Speaker: Kate Sylvester
Band: Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes
Tuesday 10 September - TBC
Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o Tamaki
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T?maki, Auckland, New Zealand
06/07/2013 to 29/09/2013
Phone:09 307 7700
Ticket:Adult single tickets $15