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January 24th, 2008, 11:02 AM
What's with architects as jewelry designers. I could always see FL Wright as a furniture designer, especially when I visit some of his homes like Fallingwater.

Frank's headlining a current art exhibit in Cincinnati focusing on Tiffany and their designers.

attaching an article with more info


January 24th, 2008, 03:51 PM
The complete Gehry collection from Tiffany. (http://www.tiffany.com/Shopping/CategoryBrowse.aspx?cid=288188&mcat=148206)

From arcspace: (http://www.arcspace.com/architects/gehry/tiffany/tiffany.html)

The Gehry Collection
Tiffany & Co.
A dynamic and original style of jewelry.

The Gehry Collection is based on Gehry’s lifelong obsession with art. Just as he has built profoundly brilliant works of architecture set in a myriad of landscapes, so does he turn to the most intimate of all the arts, jewelry design, creating provocative new forms scaled perfectly to the body.

“The idea of designing jewelry has intrigued me for a long time, particularly the notion of creating shapes on a whole new scale. Jewelry is an art form and it’s an interesting one in that it is a very personal expression of the wearer’s style and personality.”
Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry utilizes an unusual array of materials, such as black gold, pernambuco wood and cocholong stone, in his collection. Along with sterling silver, diamonds and gemstones, these materials define six intriguing motifs inspired by structural elements, childhood memories, renaissance masters and contemporary painters.

January 24th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Michael Graves did lots of stuff for the Italian co. Alessi.

This clock looks pretty dreadful now, but it was kind of cool back in 1986:



Michael Graves Toaster (straight to the wedding-gift graveyard):



Michael Graves salt shaker (batteries not included)


January 24th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Michael Graves (http://www.michaelgraves.com/) might have been considered THE star-chitect of the 1980s.

A recent projects from his firm:

St. Coletta School Opens

October 13, 2006
Permanent Link (http://www.michaelgraves.com/news/files/c324ac22ab342701be19ea64b58b2c17-2.html)


January 24th, 2008, 08:11 PM
That building is better than any gehry.

January 24th, 2008, 08:23 PM
It actually looks like a very early Gehry. Circa 1980's Gehry.

January 24th, 2008, 10:57 PM
Looks like a circa 1980s Graves to me.

January 25th, 2008, 03:05 AM
Early Gehry was almost indistinguishable from Graves.

January 25th, 2008, 07:29 PM
Yeah, I know. I was just being a bit caustic.