frank gehry for emeco at milan design week 09 frank gehry for emeco at milan design week 09
may 03, 2009

frank gehry for emeco at milan design week 09

the all-aluminum bench features a three meter hand polished ‘wing’ of offset trapezoids supported by a brushed ‘truss’. image © designboom

acclaimed architect frank gehry produced his one of kind ‘tuyomyo’ large scale bench in collaboration with emeco, in support of the hereditary disease research foundation. the bench was unveiled for the first time during milan design week.

gehry expressed his principles for the bench; ‘the form has to be free and light. it must be structural and at the same time poetic. and a little dangerous’.

the superlight bench was made with 80% recycled aluminium components using aircraft manufacturing technology as well as hand craftsmanship.

the bench will be auctioned in may, proceeds of which will fund the leslie gehry brenner award of the hereditary disease foundation (HDF).

detail of ‘tuyomyo’ bench image © designboom

detail of ‘tuyomyo’ bench image © designboom

detail of ‘tuyomyo’ bench image © designboom

‘tuyomyo’ bench image © designboom

‘tuyomyo’ bench image © designboom

the making process of ‘tuyomyo’ bench

frank gehry on his ‘tuyomyo’ bench

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