Vitra Wiggle stool
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.