Ludwig Mies van der Rohe – “Barcelona Chair”
Le Corbusier – “The LC4” (a chaise lounge)
Rem Koolhaas – “Edge of the Seat”
Eero Aarnio – “Ball Chair”
Ettore Sottsass – Art Deco Post-Modernism
Frank Gehry – “Rocking Chaise”
Zaha Hadid – “Mesa” Glass Table
Rem Koolhaas – “Paradigm Shift”
Michael Graves – “Kettle Tea Rex” tea kettle
Daniel Libeskind – “Paragon Lamp” for Artemide
Completed in 2009, Frank Gehry’s Fabrikstrasse 15 is an icon on the growing Novartis Basel campus. In the evening its brilliant sculptural form is underscored by layers of light — all on the interior — that gently wash the facade, illuminate the workstations, and glow from within its core.
Basel, Switzerland Breaking the bounds of of Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani’s master plan, Fabrikstrasse 15 by Frank Gehry stands in a surprising juxtaposition to the serene array of rectilinear buildings that dominate the Novartis campus. It is located at the geographic heart of the campus, in full view of the company’s renovated 1939 Forum 1 International Headquarters building, and across the street from a refined stretch of porticoed offices and labs by Adolf Krischanitz, Rafael Moneo, Lampugnani, and Yoshio Taniguchi. The highly visible, independent site gave the architect freedom to exploit his expansive, free-spirited style.
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