Although controversial, and derided by some, Frank Gehry is undeniably one of the most recognizable and influential architects of his time. Always thinking big, with large-scale and eye catching endeavors, Gehry encourages change, movement, and the spirit of innovation. Through our design process here at EIGHTYONE 20, he has influenced our ideas about design in general and heightened our expectations of what activewear can be. With his passion for boldness and a desire to create long lasting architectural designs, Frank Gehry’s intelligent and modern approach influences EIGHTYONE 20 and all elements of our fashion brand.
Best known for his bold post-modern designs and unconventional views, his works, no piece designed like the other, are full of energy and life. Carefully designed with every dip, curve, and twist, revealing their full scope only after careful observation. Gehry’s designs exist all over the world, and some of his most noted buildings are the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. He has been honored with over two-dozen awards and honorary doctorates from 1987 to the present, and is part of the new crop of “starchitects” that are quickly becoming household names.
“Your best work is your expression of yourself. Now, you may not be the greatest at it, but when you do it, you’re the expert.”- Frank Gehry
Aside from his architectural endeavors, he has made a name for himself in the furniture, jewelry, household goods, and sculpture industries. His newest work, known as the crumpled “paper bag” building certainly validated that Gehry hasn’t lost his touch a bit, or his ability to inspire debate with every new creation.
As Frank Gehry continues to create dazzling works of architecture, our designers at EIGHTYONE 20 will continue to be inspired. And much like his work, with our activewear we will continue to look for the perfect balance between form and function. At EIGHTYONE 20 we remain passionate about fashion-forward design, high quality materials, modern silhouettes, and close attention to detail.