Easy Edges

Designer Frank Gehry American (born Canada)

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Famous for iconic buildings during the 1990s such as the Bilbao Guggenheim and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Frank Gehry is now considered one of the most influential architects of the late 20th century. However, he first came to national attention during the early 1970s for his experimental Easy Edges furniture series. Motivated by an interest in standardized production and affordable furniture, Gehry took the everyday material of cardboard and leveraged the resilience and strength of its composite, sandwiched layers to create fluid forms that resulted in surprisingly sturdy structures.

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