Top 50 Event Designers 2019: Stanlee Gatti

The San Francisco-based Gatti on using events as an expression of current culture.

“The bold, naive flower, layered in repeat pattern, somehow felt zeitgeist. We live in a time of re-appropriating design elements; invention seems scarce. It was as much a statement of current culture as it was to express my affinity for Marimekko.” Pictured: The formal dining space at the 2018 Modern Ball
“The bold, naive flower, layered in repeat pattern, somehow felt zeitgeist. We live in a time of re-appropriating design elements; invention seems scarce. It was as much a statement of current culture as it was to express my affinity for Marimekko.”

Pictured: The formal dining space at the 2018 Modern Ball
Photo: Drew Altizer Photography

Srg Headshot CopyPhoto: Courtesy of Stanlee R. Gatti DesignsGatti remains an integral part of San Francisco’s arts and philanthropy scenes. He helped found the annual Fog Art & Design Fair in 2013, and he continues to design the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Modern Ball. The event designer also recently created an elaborate Hans Christian Andersen theme for philanthropist and music composer Gordon Getty’s 85th birthday party with rooms in the private home transformed into the author’s fairy tales.


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