Gere Kavanaugh

General Information

Occupation: Industrial Designer, Exhibit Designer, Interior Designer

Date of Birth: January 01, 1929

Birth Country: United States

Resident Country: United States

Sources: Doering, Erika, Rachel Sivitzky, and Rebecca Welz. Goddess in the Details: Product Design by Women: an Exhibition Organized by the Association of Women Industrial Designers and the Department of Exhibitions At Pratt Institute. New York City: Association of Women Industrial Designers, 1994.



Employer: General Motors

Title: Stylist

Employer: Gere Kavanaugh/Designs

Title: Principal

Employer: Victor Gruen

Title: Designer

City: Los Angeles

State: California

Country: United States

Notes: Store and Shopping centre design



No apprenticeships on record


No awards on record


Title: Home Sweet Home, a study of American domestic vernacular architecture

Description: Co-curated with Charles Moore for the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angelos

Notes: Kavanaugh also designed the exhibition installation

Notable Projects

No projects on record


Institution: Memphis Academy of Art

Degree: B.S.

Institution: Cranbrook Academy of Art

Degree: M.F.A.


No licenses on record

Professional Affiliations

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Publications By

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Publications About

Title: The design 'adventure' of Gere Kavanaugh

Author: Ella Howard

Publication: Studies in the Decorative Arts (U.S.A.)

Volume: 8

Issue: 1

Page: 153-160

Notes: An interview with the American designer Gere Kavanaugh (b.1929). The author summarizes Kavanaugh's career as a designer working in a range of media and disciplines whose Los Angeles-based firm Gere Kavanaugh/Design, founded in 1964, has worked for a number of American corporations. In interview, Kavanaugh chronicles her training and career, crediting Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where she completed the MFA programme, with an experimental, cross-disciplinary approach to learning which has since informed her work as a designer.

Title: Gere Kavanaugh [Los Angeles office interiors]

Author: Edie Cohen

Publication: Interior Design

Volume: 65

Issue: 4

Page: 1014

Date Published: January 01, 1994

Notes: Feb. 1994

Title: Territory

Author: Monica Geran

Publication: Interior Design

Volume: 59

Issue: 7

Page: 272-273

Date Published: January 01, 1988

Notes: May 1988. Los Angeles shop, designed by Gere Kavanaugh/Designs.

Title: The work of Gere Kavanaugh : profile of a designer

Author: Jim Morgan

Publication: Contract Interiors

Volume: 134

Issue: 6

Page: 70-75

Date Published: January 01, 1975

Notes: Jan. 1975