Gehry Hat Trick™ Armchair

Gehry Hat Trick™ Armchair

Designed by Frank Gehry for Knoll®


Item Number: 4589


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Frank Gehry once wrote that designing a new chair was like being asked "to find the meaning of life while standing on one foot. It's like a Talmudic question." In 1989, when Knoll approached him with that same challenge, the only way Gehry would consider it was if Knoll would set him up in a workshop similar to that of Charles and Ray Eames, which he fondly recalls visiting in his youth. Two years after receiving the Pritzker Prize -- "the Nobel of architecture" – the designer released the Gehry Collection (1990) for Knoll. Paying homage to his Canadian roots, he named the pieces after ice hockey terms; the wafer-thin strips of laminated maple are bent, woven and curled into featherweight yet sturdy forms, evoking the simple strength of hockey sticks themselves. Made in U.S.A.

  • Stamped with the KnollStudio logo, Frank Gehry’s signature and the date of production.
  • Thermoset adhesive provides structural rigidity without the need for metal connectors, while allowing for ergonomic movement and spring-like comfort.
  • Back of Chair flexes for added comfort.
  • All wood grains run in the same direction for resilience.
  • Accolades include ASID Award, ROSCO Award, ID Magazine Gold Award, ICFE Award for Excellence, IBD Silver, Prince Takamatsu World Culture Award and Time Magazine Best Design of the Year (all 1992).


Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry

CANADA (1929)

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 made him an icon of current architecture with such projects as the Vitra Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis; and the Walt ...

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H 33.25" W 23.5" D 22.25" Seat H 18" Arm H 26"


Hard white maple veneers in 2"-wide, 1/34"-thick strips laminated to 5- to 7-ply thickness with high-bonding urea glue, clear plastic glides with matte frost finish.

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