The Arts Council presented an ambitious exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery, titled Design For Living. The display consisted of four architecturally designed houses, decorated and furnished by local manufacturers. The prototype homes integrated creative elements (such as music, painting, ceramics and furniture design) with architecture to demonstrate the practicality of a house that incorporated art and livability. The work of Vancouver artists and craftspeople was featured and Over 14000 people attended the month-long event.
The show is widely considered to have marked the birth of Canada’s West Coast Modernist tradition in Architecture.