gehry face off table

gehry face off table

Design Frank Gehry, 1992
Maple wood, glass or white laminate top
Made in USA by Knoll

Inspired by the apple crates he had played on as a child, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry created the ribbon-like design of the face off table with interwoven maple strips. The graceful design integrates material with structure, transcending all conventions of style.

Construction notes: Each table comes stamped with the KnollStudio logo, Frank Gehry's signature and the date of production. Features hard white maple veneers; all wood grains run in the same direction for resilience. Solid maple center column prevents cracking. Arched base design provides ample leg room. Glides are clear plastic with matte frost finish. Finishes; Top comes in a choice of two finishes: .5" thick tempered clear glass or .6" thick textured white laminate top with clear solid edgeband. Base finish is laminated clear maple to 8-ply thickness with high-bonding urea glue.

28.75" h | top: 36" or 40" dia.

$2,951.00 + plus shipping in the continental U.S.
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Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry (b. 1929, Toronto) has been described as the ômost important architect of our ageö by Vanity Fair, and his buildings are among the most recognizable in the world. His best-known works include the masterful Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the vibrant and playful MIT Stata Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the elegant Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, and the colorful and psychedelic Experience Music Project in Seattle. Nearly all of his buildings attract tourists and demand attention with their unique and unusual forms.
Hans Knoll, the son of a pioneer German furniture manufacturer, founded the Knoll company in New York City in 1938, one year after immigrating from Germany. He hired Florence Schust, a Cranbrook graduate who had worked for Gropius and Breuer, and the two were married in 1946. The next year, they opened a textiles division and showroom that was flanked with some of the worlds leading designers. Knoll would triumph thanks to impressive international contacts, gaining exclusive rights to the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and producing them to their original specifications. This included the 1929 Barcelona Chair. They also commissioned Eero Saarinen to design the now iconic Tulip chair, and hold the rights to Marcel Breuerĺs seminal Wassily Chair. Artists such as Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom, and Isamu Noguchi would also collaborate with Knoll.
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