Masters of West Coast Modernism celebrates Peter Cardew, Bruno Freschi, Richard Henriquez, Paul Merrick, Don Vaughan
VANCOUVER: On October 4th, the West Coast Modern League celebrates the creative contributions of Peter Cardew, Bruno Freschi, Richard Henriquez, Paul Merrick, and Don Vaughan, and their pivotal roles in the shaping and evolution of the west coast design ethos. The second instalment of the Masters of West Coast Modernism, this series aims to reflect on the creative contributions to our built environment of West Coast Modern Masters, and to offer insight into influences of personal and continued significance to their careers, design philosophies, and creative processes.
Resting on the ideals that architecture is rooted in its place by form and materiality, responsive to its climate and other natural forces, and enriched by the integration of artistic influences, West Coast Modernism is a design movement that has shaped, and continues to inform, the architectural identity and lifestyle of Canada’s west coast. This unique, regional and vernacular approach to modernism is widely recognized and attributed to built works throughout Greater Vancouver and the southern coastal areas of British Columbia, beginning with the 1941 B.C. Binning House–a National Historic Site of Canada. Forming part of this rich design history, our five special guests have had an indelible impact on our built environment, each offering unique values and artistic inspiration in their architectural practice.
Joined by these West Coast Modern Masters, this celebration will feature a presentation of architectural works, mementos, artefacts, and artistic works of personal and continued significance to their careers and/ or design processes, as well as, a panel discussion with the tributes lead by Catherine Alkenbrack.
Reception + Lecture:
THURS, OCTOBER, 2018 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm PST
Inform Interior, 50 Water Street, Vancouver, BC
Presented by the West Coast Modern League
In Partnership with Inform Interiors
Reception from 5–6:00pm
Special Remarks and Presentation from 6–7:00pm
Free event. Open to the public.
EVENTS: Masters of West Coast Modernism, Vol. II
The West Coast Modern League gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Inform Interiors.