Big Beaver, Frank O. Gehry, 1987
One of the most important architects of the 20th and 21st centuries, #FrankGehry is considered a pioneer of #Deconstructivism , a movement that exploded the tenets of #ModernistArchitecture , replacing its geometry and rational order with fragmented forms and fluid, non-rectilinear shapes. During his early career, Gehry worked in the International Style established by the #Bauhaus and the pioneering French architect #LeCorbusier , but was increasingly drawn to the #AvantGarde communities emerging in California in the 1960s and ’70s.
“I think the blurring of the lines between art and architecture has got to happen,” he once said. He began to build furniture from industrial corrugated cardboard, #BigBeaver which was produced by #Vitra since 1994. He also used rough industrial materials such as chain link fencing and aluminium to create more expressive elements in his architectural work. - 49 minutes ago