Frank Gehry’s love of architecture started at the age of eight, on the floor of his grandmother’s house, playing with blocks of differently shaped wood. This wondrous, childlike sense of play informs all his work and is instantly recognizable in his Left Twist Cube (2004) – a hollow block of rotational-molded polymer (as opposed to wood scraps). Available in seven new and bold colors, the Cube’s palette was inspired by Gehry’s flower sculpture for French artist Sophie Calle. This weatherproof Cube is the result of a collaboration with Heller, who asked him simply to “create furniture as unique and beautiful as his buildings.” The hollow, single-piece form has consistent wall thickness and stress-free outer corners for supreme break resistance. Use it as a seat or a table, indoors or out – its smooth, sleek surfaces are UV protected and weather-proof. Made in U.S.A.
Frank Gehry is one of the most sought-after, internationally recognized and prolific architects and designers in the world today. His work defies categorization, but has become an icon of current architecture with such projects as the Vitra Museum in Weil am Rhein, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Gehry's newest architectural projects include the proposed and controversial New Jersey Nets complex in Brooklyn, New York, a satellite museum for the Guggenheim, a hospital wing in Scotland and a museum extension in Gehry's birthplace of Toronto. In addition to designing over 30 existing buildings, Gehry has distinguished himself with a handful of furniture designs, created throughout his career.
After studying architecture at the University of Southern California and spending a year at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gehry established his own architecture office in 1962, in Los Angeles. Ten years into his career, Gehry launched the value-based Easy Edge chair series constructed from laminated cardboard. However, he soon withdrew the Easy Edge chairs from production, fearing that his popularity as a furniture designer would detract from his reputation as an architect. Read more >