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Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Designer

Canadian Frank O. Gehry (1929) graduated from University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 1954. He later studied at Harvard University, Cambridge and Massachusetts University. He worked in Atlanta, Boston and Paris until he established his own studio in Los Angeles in 1962. In 1972, he launched his Easy Edges collection consisting of 14 different pieces of furniture that were all functional and beautiful and therefore quickly became popular. However, Gehry discontinued the production so that he would not only be remembered as a furniture designer. At the end of the 70s, he started drawing houses again applying industrial materials and deconstructive shapes. He has undertaken many prestigious jobs such as Vitra Design Museum in Germany in 1989 and his masterpiece the Guggenheim in Bilbao, which was completed in 1997. During the 1980s, he returned to furniture design – this time focusing on aesthetics – and has since then created i.a. chairs and lamps.