Icon: Frank Gehry

“You’ve got to bumble forward into the unknown.”
-Frank Gehry
If ever there was a quote that summed up the feeling of designing, that is it.  One must be confident in one’s own talent, strengths, and weaknesses, but move forward fearless nonetheless.  For all of us who aspire to grow in the visual arts, losing the fear and coming to the realization that there are no rules, we look to icons like Gehry as a beacon.
On this his 82nd birthday I thought I would  send out some eye candy of Mr. Gehry’s better known projects:
Marques de Riscal Hotel
Elciego, Spain

 

Guggenheim
Bilbao, Spain
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, California
Fred and Ginger Building
The Dancing House
Prague, Czech Republic

 

Love him or hate him, one thing is without question,  Frank Gehry has impacted an entire generation of architects and designers with his progressive, sweeping, epic designs that have stirred us, moved us, and caused us to stop and reassess the real meaning of architecture and furniture in our lives.  He has challenged our traditional notions of beauty and at the same time defined it.
While I am sure he has many many more years of designing ahead of him, this gentleman sends him many happy birthday wishes.
Never relent, never surrender, never compromise.
Bye for now.

CG