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Frank Gehry Furniture

American, Canadian, b. 1929
American, Canadian, 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 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, which include the Wiggle chair, 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' names, such as Power Play and Cross Check, derive 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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Iconic Designs from Frank Gehry
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Creator: Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry Dinette Featuring 2 Cross Check Chairs and a Face off Dining Table
By Frank Gehry
Located in Highclere, Newbury
A Frank Gehry compact dining set featuring 2 bentwood maple ply Cross Check chairs matched to a maple and glass Face Off dining table manufactured by Knoll International. Original...
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1990s American Post-Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Glass, Beech

Frank Gehry for Knoll Power Play Chair and Ottoman, circa 1994
By Frank Gehry
Located in Seattle, WA
Inspired by the surprising strength of the apple crates he played on as a child, Frank Gehry created his thoroughly original collection of bentwood furniture. The ribbon-like designs...
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1990s American Bauhaus Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Maple, Plywood

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

Materials

Paper

Frank Gehry, "Contour" Rocker, Cardboard, Masonite, Easy Edges, Inc, 1970s
By Frank Gehry
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early production "Contour" Rocker / Rocking Chaise, designed by architect Frank Gehry. Produced by Easy Edges, Inc, United States / Canada, 1970s. Produced in corrugated cardboard...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Masonite, Paper

Hat Trick Chairs by Frank Gehry for Knoll, Buy One, a Pair, or All Three, Signed
By Frank Gehry, Knoll
Located in Kansas City, MO
Three Hat Trick chairs designed by Frank Gehry and manufactured by Knoll. Each is signed with the branded Frank Gehry and Knoll signature on the underside. Price is for each so pleas...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Maple

Frank Gehry Cross Check Armchairs
By Frank Gehry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Cross Check armchairs, designed by Frank Gehry for Knoll. A dynamic design that debuted as a part of the architect’s innovative collection exploring form and function at MoMA...
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Late 20th Century Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Maple

Frank Gehry “Face Off” Wood Top Dining Table
By Frank Gehry
Located in San Francisco, CA
Frank Gehry “Face Off” wood top dining table A 40? diameter wood top dining table by Frank Gehry for Knoll made of interwoven strips of maple. Stamped, numbered & signed on the bottom.
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1990s American Post-Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Maple

Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair
By Frank Gehry
Located in Dronten, NL
Frank Gehry "Easy Edges" wiggle chair made by Vitra. Made of corrugated cardboard and hardboard to the edges. Labeled underneath, excellent condition. Frank Gehry is a Canadian...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

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Other

Pair of Frank Gehry for Knoll Maple Hat Trick Chairs
By Knoll, Frank Gehry
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Iconic pair of maple plywood hat trick chairs designed by Frank Gehry for Knoll. Each beautiful chair is signed and dated on bottom. Constructed on 8-7-1993 and 8-`4-1993. The set co...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

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

Materials

Glass, Maple

6 Frank Gehry Hat Trick Chairs, in pairs of 2 (Armchairs priced Separately)
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. Six side chairs are available. Two arm chairs are available separately...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Plywood, Maple

Contemporary Modernist Emeco Superlight Brushed Aluminum Chair by Frank Gehry
By Emeco, Frank Gehry
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an ecclectic side or accent chair, made of brushed aluminum, by Frank Gehry for Emeco. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 16.5" W x 26" D x 31" B.H....
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Late 20th Century Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

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

Materials

Masonite

Frank Gehry Cardboard Stool, Vitra, deconstructivist, Easy Edges, Irwin, 1972
By Frank Gehry, Vitra
Located in Antwerp, BE
Frank Gehry; Vitra; Deconstructivism; Architect furniture; Cardboard stool; Frank Gehry cardboard stool for Vitra. The architect Frank Gehry is known for his use of unusual mater...
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1970s Canadian Organic Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Wood

Frank Gehry for Knoll Face Off Dining Table
By Frank Gehry
Located in Pasadena, TX
Frank Gehry for Knoll face off dining table 36 diameter glass top table by Frank Gehry constructed of ribbon like maple strips inspired by the apple crates he played on as a child...
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Late 20th Century North American Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Maple

Frank Gehry Easy Edges Nesting Tables, USA, Designed 1972
By Frank Gehry, Vitra
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 (1969-73). Constructed in corrug...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Paper

Early Frank Gehry Easy Edges Wiggle Side Chair, 1972
By Frank Gehry
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rare early 1970s Wiggle side chair by Frank O. Gehry from his innovative and iconic Easy Edges collection of cardboard furniture. Conceived in 1969 and launched in 1972 to critica...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Paper

Frank Gehry "Wiggle" Stool, Cardboard, Masonite, Easy Edges, Inc, 1970s
By Frank Gehry
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early production "Wiggle" stools, designed by architect Frank Gehry. Produced by Easy Edges, Inc, United States / Canada, 1970s. Produced in corrugated cardboard and masonite. ...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Masonite, Paper

Frank Gehry Cross Check Chair Bent Maple Wood with Arms Knoll International USA
By Frank Gehry, Knoll
Located in Hamburg, HH
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

Materials

Maple

Frank Ghery Hat Trick Arm Chairs for Knoll
By Knoll, Frank Gehry
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

Materials

Maple

Frank Gehry for Knoll Hat Trick Chair, Set of 4, Bentwood Dining Chairs, 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

Materials

Plywood

Frank Gehry for Knoll Studio “Fog” Bar Stools
By Frank Gehry
Located in San Antonio, TX
Pair of anodized cast aluminum “Fog” bar stools by Frank Gehry for Knoll Studio produced in 1999 is part of a limited edition. This pair is in good overall condition.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Maple

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

Materials

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

Materials

Paper

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

Materials

Cork, Paper

Set of 4 Frank Gehry for Knoll Hat Trick Dining Chairs
By Frank Gehry
Located in Pasadena, TX
Set of 4 Frank Gehry for Knoll Hat Trick dining chairs Inspired by observing apple crates as a child, the chairs are constructed of maple veneer strips. Chair back flexes for adde...
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Late 20th Century North American Post-Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Maple

Frank Gehry “Face Off” Glass Top Dining Table
By Frank Gehry
Located in San Francisco, CA
Table by Frank Gehry made of interwoven maple strips. Signed, dated, and numbered on the underside.
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1990s American Post-Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Plywood, Glass, Maple

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

Materials

Paper

1990, Frank Gehry Powerplay by Knoll International
By Frank Gehry, Knoll
Located in IJMuiden, NL
Beautiful and ingenious design of 'woven' of bended wood. In very good condition, besides some very small scratches on the inner right armrest (see picture #8) and a tiny pit in the...
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1990s German Mid-Century Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Wood, 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

Materials

Maple

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

"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

Materials

Wood

Pair of Vitra Wiggle Chairs Designed by Frank Gehry
By Vitra, Frank Gehry
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Corrugated cardboard wiggle side chair designed by Frank O. Gehry and reissued by Vitra. Each chair measures 14" wide, 25.5" deep and 33.25" high. Seat height is 18".
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Mid-Century Modern Frank Gehry Furniture

Materials

Paper

Frank Gehry furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Frank Gehry's furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Frank Gehry furniture there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 24 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Frank Gehry were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Bert England, Monteverdi-Young and Nicos Zographos. Prices for Frank Gehry furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $44 and tops out at $12,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,495.

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