In 2006, one of the world’s most celebrated architects, Frank Gehry, created a giant flower sculpture, "Le Telephone," for the French artist Sophie Calle to use in an imaginative art happening on the Pont de Gagliano in Paris. Today, inspired by the colors of that sculpture, Heller is producing The Gerhy Color Cubes. Based on the original silver cubes of our Frank Gehry Furniture Collection, the new colors include magenta, yellow, red, blue, green, black and white brilliantly enhance the cubes’ extraordinary sculptural facets.
The cubes, perfect for indoors or outdoors, will add a jolt of color or an entire rainbow to any public or private space.
- Height: 16 3/4 inch - 42.5 cm
- Width: 50 inch - 127 cm
- Depth: 19 11/16 inch - 50 cm
Heller has created a simple paradigm: good design, industrial production and reasonable prices. Heller is an international furniture manufacturer with production in the US and Europe. Started in 1971, Heller’s first product was a line of stacking dinnerware designed by Massimo Vignelli that is included in the MoMA’s permanent design collection in New York.
Heller launched its furniture division in 1998. The 1998 Bellini Chair, designed by Mario Bellini, won the Compasso d’Oro Award. This initial success kicked off a prestigious line of award winning collections including the Frank Gehry Furniture Collection (2004), the Vignelli Chair (2004), designed by Lella and Massimo Vignelli, and the Kiss Sofa (2004), designed by Studio 65. Heller continues to offer leading designers the opportunity to work with new technologies and to create innovative products. .
Heller Frank Gehry Furniture Collection Bench Designed by:
- Frank Gehry , 2010
Born in Canada, Gehry is a naturalized U.S. citizen. In 1954, he graduated from the University of Southern California and began working full time with Victor Gruen Associates, where he had been apprenticing part-time while still in school. He was admitted to Harvard Graduate School of Design to study urban planning. When he returned to Los Angeles, he rejoined Gruen where he stayed until 1960. After a brief sojourn to Paris, Gehry returned to LA and set up his own firm.
Gehry’s early work used unfinished qualities as a part of the design, incorporating chain link and other common building materials. Gehry’s architecture was known for its reliance on harsh, unfinished materials and its juxtaposition of simple, almost primal, geometric forms. In 1972 he introduced a series of corrugated cardboard furniture under the name Easy Edges. The Easy Edges, and particularly the Wiggle Chair, were extraordinarily sturdy and due to their surface quality, had a noise-reducing effect in a room.
The Easy Edges were a great success and brought Gehry overnight fame as a furniture designer. Gehry created his bentwood furniture collection for Knoll in 1992. Inspired by the surprising strength of a wooden bushel basket, he sought to fully integrate material and design to create a structurally and aesthetically light masterpiece. He has won numerous international awards and prizes, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize for his significant contributions to architecture and the built environment.