Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung


Professor Craig Hodgetts and alumni Ming Fung (M.Arch. I 1980) design California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way for The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The exhibition—the first major study of modern California design—examines the state’s key role in shaping the material culture of the country at mid-century. California Design features more than 350 objects in wide ranging media, including furniture, textiles, fashion, graphic and industrial design, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, architectural drawings, and film, as well as two period re-creations—most notably the living room from the home of renowned designers Charles and Ray Eames.

The installation for California Design is created by UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Professor Craig Hodgetts and UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Alumni Ming Fung (M.Arch. I ‘1981) of the design and architecture studio Hodgetts + Fung. Hodgetts and Fung are also responsible for a number of Los Angeles landmarks, including the renovated Hollywood Bowland Egyptian Theater. The design for the exhibition is inspired by California’s unique style, with lithe, sensuous lines carried throughout the installation, including the display cases and a helical construction that soars through the center of the space. Hodgetts + Fung also collaborated with curators Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman to bring the re-creation of the Eames living room to life.