A real Frank Gehry Hat Trick Side chair by knoll. DWR sells these for $1702 + tax and shipping.
This chair was made in 2002. It has some marks from use as you can see in the photos. I have more photos if the chair i can send.
Overall really good condition that displays nicely.
Frank Gehry once wrote that designing a new chair was like being asked “to find the meaning of life while standing on one foot. It’s like a Talmudic question.” In 1989, when Knoll approached him with that same challenge, the only way Gehry would consider it was if Knoll would set him up in a workshop similar to that of Charles and Ray Eames, which he fondly recalls visiting in his youth. Two years after receiving the Pritzker Prize — “the Nobel of architecture” – the designer released the Gehry Collection (1990) for Knoll. Paying homage to his Canadian roots, he named the pieces after ice hockey terms; the wafer-thin strips of laminated maple are bent, woven and curled into featherweight yet sturdy forms, evoking the simple strength of hockey sticks themselves. Made in U.S.A.
Stamped with the KnollStudio logo, Frank Gehry’s signature and the date of production.
Thermoset adhesive provides structural rigidity without the need for metal connectors, while allowing for ergonomic movement and spring-like comfort.
All wood grains run in the same direction for resilience.
Back of Chair flexes for added comfort.
Accolades include ASID Award, ROSCO Award, ID Magazine Gold Award, ICFE Award for Excellence, IBD Silver, Prince Takamatsu World Culture Award and Time Magazine Best Design of the Year (all 1992).
Hard white maple veneers in 2"-wide, 1/34"-thick strips laminated to 5- or 7-ply thickness with high-bonding urea glue, clear plastic glides with matte frost finish.
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