Hot West Coast styles showcased at S.F. Museum of Craft+Design

Works by some 50 California, Oregon and Washington designers and studios are featured in “New West Coast Design: Contemporary Objects” opening this week in The City.

Function as well as form is the theme of the show, which includes contemporary furniture and pieces for interiors, outdoor sports gear and landscape design.

New materials worked into traditional forms highlight works from San Francisco design studios Pablo, Council and Meyerhoffer; Bruce Gordon’s elegant bicycle, winner of Best of Show 2007 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, will also be on display.

In the sculpture garden is “Solar Terrain,” an installation by award-winning San Francisco-based landscape architect Marcel Wilson. Solar panels on the museum’s roof collect sunlight throughout the day and activate electro-luminescent wires at night; the effect being a glowing terrain that undulates in response to existing features of the space.

On Jan. 26, the museum hosts a Walk-Through Tour Day, featuring curator and docent programming. Tour day events also are scheduled at venues collaborating with the museum for this exhibit.

Participants in The City are: Velvet da Vinci, 2015 Polk St.; Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 53 Yerba Buena Lane; Bucheon Gallery, 389 Grove St.; and San Francisco Center for the Book, 300 De Haro St.

“New West Coast Design: Contemporary Objects” runs Friday through April 27 at the San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design, 550 Sutter St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, except until 7 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Suggested donation is $3. For more information, call (415) 773-0303 or visit www.sfmcd.org.

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