In the Easy Edges catalog, the strength of Gehry's cardboard furniture was illustrated with an image of the R Stools supporting a Volkswagen Bug. 

Frank O. Gehry: Design & Architecture, Vitra, pg. 7

Frank Gehry b. 1929

Frank Gehry was born on February 28, 1929 in Toronto, Canada. His family moved to Los Angeles where Gehry would attend the University of Southern California earning his bachelor degree in architecture in 1954. In 1956 Gehry moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to study city planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he completed only two years of the program before returning to Los Angeles. Back in California, Gehry worked for Hideo Sasaki, Pereira & Luckman, Victor Gruen & Associates and André Remondet before starting his own firm, Frank Gehry and Associates in 1962.

Early projects in his career, such as his Easy Edges furniture line (1969-1973) comprised of chairs, stools and tables made of stacked corrugated cardboard, and his 1978 remodel of his Santa Monica residence using industrial items such as chain-link fencing, corrugated metal, wire-reinforced glass and plywood exhibit Gehry’s innovative use of materials and originality in form. By the 1980s Gehry was established in the field and in 1989 he was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize for his experimental and extraordinary approach to design. Gehry rose to fame with important structures and projects such as the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (1997) and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles (2003). Today Gehry is well-known for his distinct, artistic style.

Auction Results Frank Gehry

FRANK GEHRY, Winton Guest House | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Winton Guest House

estimate: $1,000,000–1,500,000
result: $905,000
FRANK GEHRY, work tables for Chiat/Day Temporary Offices, Venice, California | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

work tables for Chiat/Day Temporary Offices, Venice, California

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $44,840
FRANK GEHRY, conference table for the Chiat/Day Temporary Offices, Venice, California | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

conference table for the Chiat/Day Temporary Offices, Venice, California

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $33,040
FRANK GEHRY, Bubbles chaise lounge | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Bubbles chaise lounge

estimate: $12,000–15,000
result: $29,900
FRANK GEHRY, Bubbles chaise lounge from the Experimental Edges Series | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Bubbles chaise lounge from the Experimental Edges Series

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $21,600
FRANK GEHRY, Bubbles chaise | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Bubbles chaise

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $18,750
FRANK GEHRY, Snake lamp | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Snake lamp

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,800
FRANK GEHRY, Custom dining table | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Custom dining table

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $15,000
FRANK GEHRY, rocking chair | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

rocking chair

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $11,250
FRANK GEHRY, Snake lamp | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Snake lamp

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $11,115
FRANK GEHRY, Snake lamp | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Snake lamp

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,625
FRANK GEHRY, Memory of Sophie Calle's Flower | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Memory of Sophie Calle's Flower

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,625
FRANK GEHRY, Daisy coffee table | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Daisy coffee table

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $10,350
FRANK GEHRY, Bubbles chaise lounge | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Bubbles chaise lounge

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $10,000
FRANK GEHRY, Grandpa Beaver armchair from the Experimental Edges series | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Grandpa Beaver armchair from the Experimental Edges series

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $9,600
FRANK GEHRY, prototype Wiggle chair | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

prototype Wiggle chair

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $8,750
FRANK GEHRY, Hat Trick chairs, set of eight | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Hat Trick chairs, set of eight

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $8,750
FRANK GEHRY, Wiggle stools, pair | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Wiggle stools, pair

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $8,400
FRANK GEHRY, custom coffee table from the Chiat/Day offices in Venice | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

custom coffee table from the Chiat/Day offices in Venice

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,125
FRANK GEHRY, Easy Edges chair and ottoman | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Easy Edges chair and ottoman

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $7,500
FRANK GEHRY, Snake lamp | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Snake lamp

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $7,500
FRANK GEHRY, Little Beaver chair and ottoman | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Little Beaver chair and ottoman

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $6,875
FRANK GEHRY, Wiggle stool | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Wiggle stool

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $5,625
FRANK GEHRY, Little Beaver chair and ottoman | wright20.com

Frank Gehry

Little Beaver chair and ottoman

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $5,558