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Luxury Furnishings Designer Christopher Guy Harrison to Receive Honorary Degree

Please contact John Axtell for inquiries and photos:
310–665–6857 / jaxtell@otis.edu

Otis College of Art and Design is honored to announce that renowned designer Christopher Guy Harrison will receive an honorary doctorate at the commencement ceremony of the 2014 graduating class on May 11, 2014.

Christopher Guy Harrison

“We see in Christopher Guy Harrison a shining role model for young creative professionals who seek to make a lasting mark on the world.”

Los Angeles, CA, (PRWEB) May 07, 2014

Otis College of Art and Design is honored to announce that renowned designer Christopher Guy Harrison will receive an honorary doctorate at the graduation of the 2014 class on May 11, 2014. Otis commencement ceremonies will be held on the college’s main campus at 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

A modern-day design legend, Christopher Guy Harrison is an internationally renowned designer whose luxury furnishings brand Christopher Guy is known for its elegant fusion of contemporary mood and classic values. A few years after selling his first mirror frame at Harrods in London in 1994, Harrison established vast workshops in Indonesia. Within a decade, the Christopher Guy brand of luxury furnishings and decorative lifestyle accessories was a global sensation, with showrooms in more than 40 cities throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Christopher Guy creations adorn grand hotels and luxury resorts around the world, and have appeared in such Hollywood movies as Casino Royale and The Devil Wears Prada. Harrison has garnered numerous awards, including the 2004 Outstanding Design award by the British Interior Design Association, and the 2011 Design Icon award by the Las Vegas Design Center and World Market Center.

“At Otis, we see in Christopher Guy Harrison a shining role model for young creative professionals who seek to make a lasting mark on the world,” says Otis Provost Kerry Walk. “His work, the very symbol of elegance, has inspired a generation of designers and earned the appreciation of a global audience.”

Born in Britain but raised in Spain and France, Harrison currently resides in Singapore, London, Los Angeles, and New York. As he states, "My international background allows me to draw on inspiration from everything I experience around me, taking elements from different periods of history and transforming them into designs of what I hope are elegance and sophistication."

In conjunction with Commencement, Otis College of Art and Design’s Annual Exhibition, May 9–11, is open to the public, and showcases work by all members of the Class of 2014. Communication Arts senior George Martinez has been named Valedictorian. George has focused on graphic design in both digital and traditional formats. An army veteran who spent five years in Iraq, George is a natural leader who has initiated award-winning independent collaborative projects.

OTIS ANNUAL EXHIBITION
May 9 -11, 2014
9045 Lincoln Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90045
Free parking off La Tijera Blvd.
(310) 665–6800
http://www.otis.edu/annual-exhibition

ABOUT OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. As Los Angeles’ first professional art school, visionary alumni and faculty include MacArthur and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, and design stars at Apple, Anthropologie, Pixar, Mattel, and more. The renowned Creative Action program has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, and the Otis Report on the Creative Economy is a powerful advocacy tool for creative industries. The College serves the Greater Los Angeles Area through compelling public programming, as well as year-round Continuing Education courses for all ages. More information is available at www.otis.edu.
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