Home Furniture Wooden

Frank Gehry 1992. 2 years after receiving the Pritzker Prize--the Nobel of architecture--he released the Gehry Collection for Knoll, causing a frenzy among collectors and designers. Drawing inspiration from wicker furniture and bushel baskets, Gehry designed a collection named after ice hockey terms and fashioned from wafer-thin strips of laminated wood, bent, woven, and curled into fluid, featherweight yet sturdy forms. Before the chairs had even been released to the public, MOMA had placed early production samples in a window display. All wood grains run in same direction for resilience. Thermo-set assembly glue provides structural rigidity without the need for metal connectors, while allowing for ergonomic movement and flexibility.