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Master Architect Frank Gehry Designs Koi Lamps Gracefully “Swimming” in Mid-Air

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Like most work from Architect Frank Gehry, these Koi Fish lamps on view at the Gagosian Gallery in Rome are absolutely stunning.

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In 2012, Gehry revisited his Fish Lamps series and created an entirely new school of them. Like his designs from the 20th century, he constructed them using a material called ColorCore, a laminate often used for countertops or desks. The updated pieces are each made by hand and feature a combination of curled and flexed elements. When lit, they cast a warm glow that travels throughout the Gagosian Gallery space—here, his pieces hang from the ceiling and rest slightly elevated above the floor.

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