Frank Gehry for Tiffany & Co.

Frank GehryGehry, born in Toronto (1929) has continued to wow the world with his signature architecture. Smooth, fluid lines that still embody structure. According to De Zeen Magazine online, Gehry has unveiled proposals for a major new art gallery and university complex at the centre of Toronto’s entertainment district. Some of his more well-known pieces would include: Guggenheim Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gehry Residence, Weisman Art Museum, Dancing House, Art Gallery of Ontario, EMP/SFM, Cinémathèque Française, 8 Spruce Street, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum Of Art.

Barcelona’s golden fish sculpture, known as Peix, is one of many pieces of public art found in and around the city. The piece sits in the Port Olimpic at the base of a large skyscraper, the Hotel Arts, one of the tallest buildings in the city.

My fascination with Gehry started when I was in the interior design program at the University of Alberta several years ago. In 2005 Gehry launched a collection of jewelry to the esteemed Tiffany & Co. Gehry quoted in a press release by Tiffany and Co. that jewelry is an art form. “Jewelry is an art form,” said Mr. Gehry. “In conceptualizing designs for Tiffany, I worked as I always do, sketching and creating models. Sculptors and painters have inspired me with their ability to make things with their own hands. This process led to the discovery of new ways to give feeling and spirit to form, and realize our shared vision of jewelry that provides a beautiful context for living now.”

I have been a huge fan of the fish-shaped pendant similar to the Peix in Barcelona. As well as the cube design seat in the form of a bracelet. Below you can see some of the work Gehry has produced for Tiffany & Co.

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