AUTHENTIC FRANK GEHRY
Being offered two (2) guaranteed authentic Frank Gehry wooden ribbon chairs in unused condition. Frank Gehry Cross Check armchairs, by Knoll, 2000, ribbon-like design of interwoven maple strips, signed with burn marks "Gehry Knoll" and "Made in USA.
Each chair is 27"W x 24"D x 34"H and also includes two (2) fine red Sabrina leather seat cushions for each chair. The cushions attach with snaps and can be removed or not ... your choice. The chairs are wonderfully comfortable with or without seat cushion. Particularly great if you have a bad back as they support your lower spine.
Condition: new unused condition. No flaws; no re-gluing of slats; no breaks or scuffs to the wood. It's rare to acquire the chairs including the cushions in rare unused condition without repair.
ABOUT FRANK GEHRY
Noted architect and furniture designer, Frank Gehry is also responsible for designing the new buildings around the Brooklyn Nets arena in New York ... known as an "Instant Skyline".
ABOUT THIS COLLECTION
"In a Santa Monica workshop established by Knoll in 1989, Frank Gehry began experimenting with a new approach to material and structure. Three years later, Gehry's ground-breaking bentwood collection was previewed at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Gehry's architecture draws its strength from the sculptural confidence with which he has expanded the vocabulary of building. His furniture shares this approach. Inspired by the woven construction of apple crates he had played on as a child, Gehry began to weave thin strips of wood into lightweight fluid forms.
Gehry's ribbon-like designs do not come out of a fixation with any particular architectural ideology or "ism". Rather, they transcend the conventions of style by focusing, as the great modernists did, on the essential challenge of integrating material and structure. "What makes all this work and gives extraordinary strength is the interwoven basket-like character of the designs," explains Gehry.
Using maple from land forested by Menominee Indians since 1854, the furniture also reflects a genuine commitment to the well-being of the environment". Frank Gehry Collection/KnollStudio.