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San Francisco, CA Blog

EXPLORE: The World of Charles and Ray Eames

EXPLORE: The World of Charles and Ray Eames

January 25, 2019
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607
6 PM - 9 PM

We all know and love the iconic Eames chairs, but the work of Charles and Ray Eames spans much more than furniture design. Two of the greatest designers of the 20th Century, the Eames' worked with graphics, textiles, film, furniture, architecture, and more.The Oakland Museum of California's exhibition will showcase some of their lesser known work in an interactive exhibit. We hope you can join us for a  private docent tour of the exhibit and explore the incredible breadth of the Eames' work. 

Stick around after the tour for "Friday Nights at OMCA", where we will listen to live music and hit up the Off the Grid food trucks. 

Space is limited, please reserve your spot here

We look forward to seeing you in the East Bay!


Mele Kalikimaka!

Mele Kalikimaka!
111 Minna Gallery
San Francisco, CA
6 PM - 8 PM

For those who may not know, Mele Kalikimaka is phonetic Hawaiian for "Merry Christmas". We won't be celebrating any specific holiday, but we do hope to kick-off December with a fun evening to get us in the holiday state of mind (the good parts, not the stressful stuff!). 

We will be meeting up at 111 Minna Gallery to catch up over drinks and check out Terry Thompson's "Sign Language" exhibition. Thompson's work studies typography and graphics through painting and photography, and his oil paintings of old neon signs will be on display. 

You can sign up for the event here. All proceeds will be donated to the victims of the Camp Fire. 

We hope to see you there!

Photo Credit: "Tropicana Motor Hotel" by Terry Thompson, 2016. 


Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Tour

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Tour Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended the tour of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. It was wonderful to see the and hear about the inclusive program development, thoughtful design, and supportive collaboration across the client, art, and design teams that enabled an integrated architecture, wayfinding, and healing system for the whole family. Kid-height graphics, washable signage, reactive digital donor programs, a sculptural flock of birds that aided wayfinding, dozens of custom artworks, opportunities for play, layered materiality, and playful illustrations (to name a few) inspired all who attended.

Thank you also to Julie Vogel and Nikki San Miguel of KKA for leading this tour, and to Jill Sullivan, Vice President of Hospital Transformation at LPCH for welcoming and sharing her beautiful facility with us. 

Missed the tour? The first floor and garden areas are public and available for a visit. Check out their website for more information.

Photo credit: Emily Hagopian, courtesy of Kate Keating Associates

Garden Party

Thank you for attending Garden Party!
7 x 7 Speaker Series on Biophilia and the Built Environment

Through a PechaKucha style speaker series, we heard from individuals who work with and within nature to understand how a connection with the natural world impacts the human experience in their respective fields. Speakers backgrounds ranged from fine art, product design, exhibition design, interior design, landscape architecture, environmental psychology, and environmental design. Needless to say a diverse range of perspectives were represented and all of the speakers did a fantastic job of educating us in a short amount of time!  A big thank you to Marie Goulet, Tiffanie Turner, Daniel Szekeresh, Lily Bernheimer, Denise King, Anish Tilak, and Tim Haggerty!

We also want to give special thanks to our 2018 SEGD SF Sponsor Designtex! Designtex sponsored the event and hosted us in the beautiful Steelcase Showroom. We cannot thank Joanne Rarangol and Designtex enough for their continued support of the SF Chapter!

Lastly, thank YOU! Our events are a success because of your engagement in the SF Chapter. Thank you to all that came out to support and to our volunteers who helped put on a great event. Until next time! 

And to those of you who wanted the name of the caterer, Plate Craft Catering did a fantastic job and we highly recommend you call them for your next event!

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Tour
Tuesday, October 23rd

Join team members from Kate Keating Associates for a tour of the new 521,000 SF expansion of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, recently opened in December. The project includes extensive graphics and theming to support the wayfinding and donor program. KKA will provide insight on how theming was established with the design architect, Perkins+Will, and how it carries through the building to support a family centered environment. Attendees will be able to tour general public areas, including the main lobby, gardens, dining, chapel spaces, as well as a typical patient floor.

We look forward to seeing everyone enjoy this on-site walking tour! Be sure to register fast, as availability is limited!

On-Site Walking Tour
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
725 Welch Rd. Palo Alto, CA
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 2018
Event tickets here.


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