Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry Frank Gehry (* 1929 in Toronto/Canada ), earned a degree in architecture from the University of Southern California before studying urban planning at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. In 1962 he founded the architectural firm Frank Gehry & Associates in Los Angeles. Among his most famous buildings are the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the American centre in Paris and numerous projects of Walt Disney including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Frank Gehry also designed the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany. In addition to buildings devoid of straight edges, Frank Gehry also designed the cardboard furniture series Easy Edges , including the pieces Wiggle Side Chair and Block. Over the years Gehry has taught at several universities, including Harvard and Yale, where he served as Charlotte-Davenport-Professorship of Architecture (1982, 1985, 1987-89) and where he still teaches. Gehry has received numerous honorary doctorates from institutions including the University of Toronto, the University of Southern California, Yale University, Harvard University and the University of Edinburgh.

Wiggle stool
Wiggle Side Chair
Cloud Pendant Lamp
Low Table Set

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5 New Design Exhibitions for October 2014

... Or perhaps better put we're not going to claim to be the biggest fans of Gehry Partners' formulaic repetition in their constructions, something we most recently noted in our post on Gehry Partners' planned tower block for Alexanderplatz in Berlin. In that ... Frank Gehry should obviously say no to such commissions. But one can't really blame him for accepting them. Yet while we find the debates surrounding Gehry Partners' projects important they do...

Frank Gehry, Berlin & The Master Builder. Or, Bilbao am Spree

... Following Gehry's career from his first residential properties in Los Angeles "Master Builder" charts the development of an architect as he responds to changing fashions, changing commercial realities and changing technical possibilities. Although not ... No architects reputation alone is strong enough to allow such. The problem of course isn't that of Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and all those other contemporary architects who work formulaically...

(smow)chair: Vitra Design Museum, Cardboard Furniture Workshop

... Gehry since 1997", for example, in addition to a series of films and talks a number of "Furniture ā la Frank Gehry" workshops will take place. "Our" exhibition was "Essence of Things. Design and the Art of Reduction"  and on an oppressively hot Sunday in ... If anyone fancies trying their hand at making some "Furniture ā la Frank Gehry" - also a challenging exercise in cardboard design - the next workshop is on March 5th. More details can be found...

Vitra Design Museum Workshop: Part 1 - The Idea

... With cardboard one has to introduce the stability as a component of the design. Frank Gehry, for example achieved the stability in his "Easy Edges" series through the layering of cardboard: chairs such as the Wiggle Side Chair being created by gluing...

Vitra Design Museum: The Essence of Things. Design and the Art of Reduction

... And after the long journey to Weil am Rhein this thought honestly kept us amused for about 4 hours. The exhibition itself is divided into 12 thematic sections each of which deals with a different aspect of "reduction"; be it elements that the end customer...

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