Frank Gehry Honored with the 2105 Henry Award by the Museum of California Design
The Museum of California Design just presented its 2015 Henry Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Design by a Californian to the illustrious architect and designer Frank Gehry. The museum’s 12th annual red-carpet Award Benefit included the first survey exhibition of Mr. Gehry’s furniture, jewelry and lighting designs, from 1972 to 2012. The afternoon featured a silent and a live auction – conducted by Peter Loughrey, founder and principal auctioneer of Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA). The Gehry tribute and exhibition was held at the stylish new JF Chen@1135 in the Highland Avenue Arts District. Over 300 architects, designers, collectors, and curators were in attendance.
In the course of a career spanning more than four decades, Frank Gehry has been appropriately lauded for his unparalleled contributions to architecture and the built environment in its broadest sense. Gehry created some of the most significant structures of the last forty years, from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain, to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the recently completed Foundation Vuitton in Paris.Yet, in spite of all that recognition for the innovative forms and unexpected materials he has brought to his architecture, Gehry has received little attention for the same daring imagination that informs his product designs.