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Hat Trick Chair by Frank Gehry for Knoll c.2003



Inspired by the apple crates he had played on as a child, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry created the ribbon-like design of the Hat Trick chair with interwoven maple strips. The graceful design integrates material with structure, transcending all conventions of style. The simple, sturdy beauty of this unique chair makes for an ideal dining room addition.

The chair comes stamped with the Knoll Studio logo, Frank Gehry's signature and the date of production. Back of chair flexes for added comfort.

  • CREATOR Frank Gehry for Knoll.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Construction: Hard white maple veneers in 2"- wide, 1/34"-thick strips; all wood grains run in the same direction for resilience. Laminated to 5- or 7-ply thickness with high-bonding urea glue. Contoured seat constructed of cross-ply maple for rigidity. Glides are clear plastic with matte frost finish.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS H 42.75 in. W 17.75 in. D 20 in. Seat Height 29 in.


Frank Owen Gehry, CC, FAIA is a Canadian-born American architect, residing in Los Angeles. A number of his buildings, including his private residence, have become world-renowned attractions


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