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- Gary Hutton
An important part of California’s design, craft history, and future. Gary Hutton studied Art at UC Davis with soon to be important artists like Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Arneson and Manuel Neri as instructors. The materiality and aesthetic principles still drive his design today.
Armed with an Art degree and little else, a trip back to school and the decision to attend the California College of the Arts, shifted his focus to the world of Design. Upon Graduation from CCA his first project, a restaurant called Today’s on Union Square in San Francisco, was published in Interior Design Magazine in 1979 and quickly attracted an elite list of the San Francisco glitterati. Unveiled in 1986, the Gary Hutton Furniture line pushed boundaries and quickly gained traction. A verifiable trendsetter, his signature piece the Ciao Table, has been copied and reproduced by some of the biggest home retailers in America.
Gary’s twenty-twelve program includes designing the new home for the Museum of Craft and Design at the American Industrial Center on 3rd Street in San Francisco.
He is actively lecturing at museums and showrooms across the country, and continues his support of arts and design education, and other social causes. Gary was co-chair of DIFFA’s 2011 Dining by Design, and has won too many awards and recognition to list here.
The (re)mix prototypes unveiled at the NWBLK are a collection of boundary crossing and genre defying studies on the cube purposed with the intention of providing a novel addition to one’s home environment. It’s a testament to creative exploration and light hearted innovation.