Starting from Friday you can get to know the Ferreira de Sá’s Frank Gehry Collection
The Frank Gehry Carpet Collection, a collection of rugs idealized by the famous architect Frank Gehry, will be in exhibition in Radio Palace starting from 31st of March, next Friday. This emblematic building, where Portuguese radio was born, is located in the historical neighborhood of Lapa and will receive this tapestry display until the 30th of June. Starting from April 19th other exhibitions will be inaugurated inside Radio Palace.
You can enjoy Frank Gehry's magnificent work, with free admission, from 12:00 to 20:00, Monday to Saturday in Radio Palace, located in Rua do Quelhas, Lisbon. Simultaneously, in the beautiful green room of the palace a presentation of the Radio Palace project will take place. Beside the palace recovery the project also includes two new buildings with modern and luxurious apartments.
Frank Gehry's Collection is composed of five tapestries of vibrant colors, produced by the most talented and qualified artisans of Ferreira de Sá. These art pieces, in line with the architect's remaining works, challenge the conventions, mixing forms and logics with organic motifs.
With more than 70 years of experience in the production of original rugs manufactured with the technique of "Hand-Tufting", Ferreira de Sá also dominates the art of "Hand-Knotting" (Portuguese manual knot). As a result, all the five drawings of this collection are produced using both techniques.
The brand Ferreira de Sá manufactures custom-made luxury rugs since 1946. It started as a small family company located in Espinho and today it is a large-scaled organization. In spite of the innovation, the essence of the brand stays without neglecting the origins and the tradition in the art of weaving. All the rugs of Ferreira de Sá are done by measure, being unique and customized. The company is sought by customers all around the world, from luxury hotels like Swiss Hotel, in Russia, to French griffe Dior.
Profile: Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry is one of the most important architects in the world, as well as one of our leading alive artists. The North American architect was born in 1929, in Toronto, and became a citizen of the United States of America in 1954. He studied at the Universities of Southern California and Harvard, settling in Los Angeles as an independent architect in 1963.
Starting from the end of the decade of 1970, Gehry began to develop the style that rendered him famous until today, based on geometric games and interpretations of simple volumetric shapes and composed by different materials and colors. Being one of the most prestigious contemporary architects of the present time, he is invited to create great works all over the world.
Some of Frank Gehry's most famous works include the Vitra Design Museum in Weil-am-Rhein (1987-89) in Germany, the University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum (1990) in Minneapolis, the Walt Disney Concert Hall (1989) in Los Angeles, California, and theGuggenheim Museum (1993-1997) in Bilbau, Spain. In 1989, Gehry was awarded the Pritzker Prize, the most noteworthy architecture award.
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