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Frank Gehry Furniture

Frank Gehry (USA, b. 1929)
Frank Gehry (USA, b. 1929)

With magnificent buildings such as the Guggenheim Bilbao , Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the new Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Frank Gehry (b. 1929) has changed the nature and spirit of contemporary architecture. Yet the world’s best-known living architect has also enjoyed a prolific career as a designer of artful and functional objects, ranging from furniture to jewelry, that even at smaller scale are as lively and captivating as his architectural designs.

Gehry was born in Toronto and moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1947. He received a degree in architecture from the University of Southern California in 1954 and—after several years of casting about that included a stint in the U.S. Army and studies at Harvard — Gehry opened his architectural practice in L.A. in 1962. Idiosyncratic renovations to his small, traditional house in Santa Monica — such as cladding portions of the exterior in chain-link fencing and corrugated metal — drew attention to Gehry in architectural circles. Corporate and institutional commissions added to his reputation, culminating in the global acclaim that greeted the opening of the Guggenheim Bilbao in 1997. But the combination of visual dynamism and structural integrity expressed by that building had been evident for decades in Gehry’s designs. In 1972 he introduced a much-admired line of furniture he called Easy Edges. The curves and flowing lines of the pieces seem antithetical to the material are made from: cardboard—a presumably flimsy material that, when stacked, laminated and folded, is actually extraordinarily sturdy.

Many of Gehry’s designs feature an abstracted fish motif. For the architect, it is a symbol of vitality, strength and flexibility. The fish appears in a group of 1982 plastic lamps created for Formica (and exhibited by The Jewish Museum in New York in 2010). Gehry used the motif in crystal goblets for Swid Powell (1990), his Pito kettle for Alessi (1992) and as earrings for a 2006 jewelry collection for Tiffany that also includes torqued rings, necklaces and bangles. Gehry returned to furniture design in 1992 with a remarkably energetic line of furniture for Knoll with frames and seating made of bent, lightweight wooden strops. (The pieces have names, such as Power Play and Cross Check, derived from ice hockey.) In 2004, Heller released a group of twisted, faceted furnishings in molded polyethylene meant to evoke Gehry’s architecture. But — whether its tableware, jewelry, or furniture — all Gehry’s designs do that--sharing an animated aesthetic built on a solid foundational core. To possess a piece of Gehry design is to own one of his buildings, in miniature.

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Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair, Side Chair & Side Table or Stool Designed in 1972
By Vitra, Frank Gehry
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Frank Gehry Wiggle chair, side chair & side table or stool designed in 1972 Magnificent set of early 21st century Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair, Side Chair & Low Table or Stool by Vitr...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Paper

Frank Gehry Wiggle Stool
By Frank Gehry
Located in Dronten, NL
Frank Gehry Wiggle stool. Made of corrugated cardboard and hardboard to the edges. Labeled underneath, excellent condition.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Other

Frank Gehry Modern Corrugated Cardboard and Cork 9 Bottle Wine Rack, circa 1980s
By Frank Gehry
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic modern design piece by famed American architect/ designer Frank Gehry. Made from corrugated cardboard and cork. Becoming quite rare and hard to find these days.  A mus...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

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Cork, Paper

Pair of Frank Gehry for Knoll Cross Check Chairs
By Knoll, Frank Gehry
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Inspired by the apple crates he had played on as a child, Pulitzer prize-winning architect Frank Gehry created the ribbon-like design of the cross check chair with interwoven maple s...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Maple

Frank Gehry “Face Off” Glass Top Dining Table
By Frank Gehry
Located in San Francisco, CA
A 36? diameter glass top table by Frank Gehry made of interwoven maple strips. Signed, dated, and numbered on the underside.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Glass, Maple

Frank Gehry Power Play Chair and Ottoman for Knoll, United States, 1990
By Frank Gehry
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A nice example of Frank Gehry's iconic Power Play chair and ottoman in bent plywood for Knoll, designed 1990, this example produced in 1993. Dimensions listed are for chair. Ottom...
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1990s North American Organic Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Plywood

Frank Gehry Hat Trick Dining Chairs
By Frank Gehry
Located in San Francisco, CA
A group of dining chairs by Frank Gehry in woven maple for Knoll. Signed, dated and numbered on the underside. Sold in pairs. Six side, and two arm chairs are available.   
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Maple

Frank Gehry "Icing" Coffee Table for Knoll
By Frank Gehry, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome Frank Gehry 'Icing' coffee table for Knoll. Made with bent strips of natural maple with plate glass top. In original condition with some wear and scratching consistent with ...
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1990s American Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Glass, Maple

Frank Ghery Hat Trick Arm Chairs for Knoll
By Frank Gehry, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Frank Ghery hat trick arm chairs for Knoll, bentwood furniture inspired by the simple bushel basket. Gehry quotes:"These come out of my own work, the shapes of my buildings…. The dif...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Maple

Frank Gehry High-Back High Sticking Chairs for Knoll
By Frank Gehry, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Frank Gehry high back high sticking chairs for Knoll, bentwood furniture inspired by the simple bushel basket. Gehry quotes:"These come out of my own work, the shapes of my buildi...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

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Maple, Maple

Frank Gehry for Knoll Hat Trick Chair, Set of 4, 1990
By Frank Gehry, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Frank Gehry for Knoll hat trick chair, set of 4, 1990 Designed by Frank Gehry for Knoll in 1990. Inspired by the surprising strength of the apple crates he played on as a child, Fra...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Plywood

Frank Gehry Face Off Table and Set of Four High Sticking Chairs for Knoll
By Frank Gehry
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage dinette set by Frank Gehry consisting of 40" glass topped face off table and four high sticking chairs all made by Knoll.
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20th Century American Frank Gehry Furniture

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Maple

Easy Edges Table by Frank Gehry
By Frank Gehry
Located in Dronten, NL
Iconic early original Frank Gehry cardboard and masonite easy edges series table or writing desk. During the many years of careful use the shape of the base has slightly twisted as ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

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Masonite

Sitonme
By Frank Gehry
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Frank Gehry "Sitonme" - from the Artist for Obama Portfolio; 2008 Lithograph printed on Rives BFK White paper 11 x 14 inches Edition of 150 Edition number 10/150 Unframed
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Early 2000s Frank Gehry Furniture

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Lithograph

Frank Ghery Book by Jason K. Miller
By Frank Gehry
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Frank Ghery book by Jason K. Miller This volume surveys about 20 of architect Frank Gehry's innovative designs, from the Schnabel residence in California to the Nationale-Nederlande...
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Early 2000s North American Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Paper

Frank O. Gehry Easy Edges "Wiggle" Chairs, 1980s, USA
By Frank Gehry
Located in Vienna, AT
Set of sculptural "Wiggle" chairs from the iconic Easy Edges collection of cardboard furniture designed by Frank O. Gehry. They feature a cardboard with hardboard edges. This set is ...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

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Masonite

Frank Gehry Prototype Cardboard Screen, UK, 1990s
By Frank Gehry
Located in London, GB
Frank Gehry, the ‘gratuitously eccentric’ architect behind the Guggenheim Bilbao gained attention in the 1970s with his ‘Easy Edges’ furniture series (1969-1973). Constructed in corr...
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Late 20th Century British Post-Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Paper

Symphony Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Hall Hardcover Book
By Frank Gehry
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Symphony: Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Hall Symphony, which includes an introduction by Gehry, traces the history of the Concert Hall from its inception through completion in four illu...
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Early 2000s North American Industrial Frank Gehry Furniture

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Paper

Off Side Ottoman / Wall Sculpture by Frank Gehry
By Frank Gehry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Off side ottoman or wall sculpture by Frank Gehry. There were approximately only 200 versions of this ottoman produced in black lacquer. Signed with branded manufacturer's mark to un...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Wood

Frank O Gehry, The Complete Works by Francesco Dal Co. Modern Architecture Book
By Frank Gehry
Located in Philadelphia, PA
One of the world’s great architects, Frank O. Gehry has produced an astonishing body of work. With the artistry of a sculptor and the brilliant articulation of an engineer, Gehry cre...
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Late 20th Century American International Style Frank Gehry Furniture

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Paper

Frank Gehry Custom Design Birch Plywood Dining Table for MIT
By Frank Gehry
Located in Portland, ME
In 2004, Frank Gehry designed the Ray and Maria Strata Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge -- including the interior spaces. This table was designed for us...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Post-Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Steel

"Hat Trick" Armchair by Franck Gehry, 1990
By Frank Gehry
Located in Paris, FR
Exceptional chair Knoll International American Maple Limited Edition Measures: 59 x 57 x 85 cms perfect condition new circa 19900 3900 euros.  
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1990s American Frank Gehry Furniture

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Wood

Easy Edges Gaming Table by Frank Gehry
By Frank Gehry
Located in Sagaponack, NY
From architect Frank Gehry's iconic corrugated cardboard Easy Edges series, a rare gaming table having an octagonal top that rests upon three square columns.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

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Paper

Pair of Early Frank Gehry Easy Edges Wiggle Side Chairs, 1972
By Frank Gehry
Located in San Francisco, CA
A rare pair of early 1970s Wiggle side chairs by Frank O. Gehry from his innovative and iconic Easy Edges collection of cardboard furniture. Conceived in 1969 and launched in 1972...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

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Wood, Masonite, Paper

Pair of Frank Gehry Bentwood Maple Cross Check Armchairs for Knoll, 1993
By Frank Gehry
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Beautiful pair of Frank Gehry "Cross Check Series" bentwood maple armchairs, 1993 One of the most celebrated architects of the second half of the 20th century, Frank Gehry has mad...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Maple

Frank Gehry Desk and Chair
By Frank Gehry
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural desk and chair, designed by Frank Gehry for his company, Easy Edges Inc, American, circa 1970s. The desk measures 27.75"H x 14"D x 60"W. The chair measures 32.5"H x 14.5"W...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

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Wood, Masonite

Mid Century Modern Vintage Cardboard Wiggle Side Chair by Frank O. Gehry, 1972
By Frank Gehry
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern vintage cardboard wiggle chair, which is a great design side chair by Frank O. Gehry, 1972 for Jack Brogan, USA 1972-1973. Reissued by Vitra from 1992 as Wiggle ...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

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Paper

Frank Gehry Cross Check Chair Bent Maple Wood with Arms Knoll International USA
By Frank Gehry, Knoll
Located in Lasbek, DE
Frank O. Gehry for Knoll. 'Cross Check Chair'. Designed in 1990-1992. Bent maple wood band construction, woven into each other. Marked under the seat. Produced by Knoll Internation...
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1990s American Scandinavian Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Maple

Pair of Frank Gehry 'Wiggle' Chairs
By Vitra, Frank Gehry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Frank Gehry "Wiggle" chairs in corrugated cardboard
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21st Century and Contemporary German Frank Gehry Furniture

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Paper

Frank Gehry Side Chair in Cardboard for Vitra Edition
By Frank Gehry
Located in Denton, MD
Gehry's experimentation with cardboard furniture grew from his extensive use of it in architectural models. To show the strength of the laminated cardboard material, he famously phot...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

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Other

Set of 6 Frank Gehry "High Sticking" Tall Chairs
By Frank Gehry
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A nice set of rarely seen "High Sticking" dining chairs by Frank Gehry for Knoll ca. 1993. These are very early examples and are in a factory black finish which is no longer available.
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Late 20th Century American Frank Gehry Furniture

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