California College of the Arts at 100

Innovation by Design

March 23-August 26, 2007

Encompassing some of the most mesmerizing design objects from the Museum's collection and beyond, this exhibition showcases the innovation and boundless creativity manifested by faculty and alumni of CCA on the occasion of the Bay Area college's 100th anniversary. Recent and contemporary works — ranging from posters to cutlery, books, lighting, and architectural models — demonstrate CCA's commitment to fostering cutting-edge design practices through a distinctive combination of concept and craft. The selection includes designs by Yves Béhar, Thom Faulders, IwamotoScott, Kuth/Ranieri, Jennifer Morla, and Bruce Tomb, among others. Even the exhibition's display system — a special commission designed by faculty member and architect Douglas Burnham and his Oakland firm, envelopeA+D — conveys the creative vision cultivated by CCA.

This exhibition is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Generous support is provided by Christine and Michael J. Murray and Nancy and Steven H. Oliver.

three knives

Rama Chorpash for CulinHomeDcor, Knife Collection: Hibiscus, Splash!, 2006; courtesy Rama Chorpash