Gray Conversations

GRAY Conversations: "Inspired by Travel: Local Design, Global Influence"

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT) Portland, OR

To celebrate and unveil Gray Magazine's June/July travel issue, a jet-setting group of Portland design professionals gathered to discuss how travel inspires them to create.  Panelists, including Daniel Kaven, Managing Director of William Kaven Architecture, shared images from their most inspiring trips and discussed the designs that resulted from their fresh perspectives.  

William Kaven X Subaru Japan

William Kaven is big in Japan.  In Subaru Japan's recent ad campaign for the Subaru Outback, Daniel Kaven illustrates the commonality between architecture and car design.  Both environments, one static, the other mobile, are created to be fluid, elegant and fun to be in.  

In Daniel's own words, "Car design is very similar to architecture.  A car is a shelter that moves from point A to point B and architecture is static.  What is interesting about cars, is that they are not site specific.  They move between sites.."