Frank Gehry at the Philadelphia Museum of Art


Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, c. 1991, ink on paper.

October 24, 2008. Frank O. Gehry: Design Process and the Lewis House will open November 8 and run through April 5, 2009 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The show presents Gehry’s decade-long (1985-1995), unrealized Lyndhurst, Ohio residential commission. The unbuilt Lewis House, the curator argues, was critical to the development of the architect’s geometric formal language, one that would later bring him world renown with the construction of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, along with other landmark structures. The exhibition features 120 architectural models, drawings, photographs, videos, pieces of furniture and decorative art objects that follow Gehry’s development, and his exploration of materials and forms undertaken in the pursuit of the seminal Lewis project. philamuseum.org


Cross Check armchair, Knoll, 1989-91, bent / laminated maple


Bentwood furniture sketches, 1991, ink on paper


Pito teakettle, 1988, manufactured from 1992, by Alessi.


Ultra Cube, 2006, made by Heller, New York in plastic resin.

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