Frank Gehry, born February 28, 1929, turns 84 years old today. Known for his use of bold, postmodern shapes and unusual fabrications, Gehry is one of the most acclaimed architects of the 20th century.
Gehry has always challenged the mainstream starting with his Easy Edges cardboard furniture design, sold between 1969 and 1973. With the money earned from Easy Edges, Gehry was able to start his architecture career, beginning with the remodeling of his home in Santa Monica. Gehry’s design immediately caught the attention of the architectural world and he began regularly designing homes in Southern California in the 1980s. His work soon took on a grander scale, and by the end of the 20th century Gehry had received national fame.
We invite you to look through Gehry’s both past and current impressive works:
Alvar Aalto, born February 3,1898, would have turned 115 years old today. Known for his humanistic approach to modernism, Aalto was concerned about creating a total work of art. He did not simply design buildings but also paid close attention to their interior features including furniture, lamps, and glassware design.
His architectural style began with Nordic Classicism and moved to International Style Modernism, and eventually evolved into a more synthetic and personal Modernism. He was one of the first and most influential architects of the Scandinavian modern movement. Aalto remains one of the greatest names in modern architecture.
To celebrate Aalto’s birth, we invite you to look back at his impressive collection of works: