We recently saw that architect Frank Gehry has designed a line of vases and tableware for Tiffany & Co.. The pieces bear a strong resemblance to his buildings' forms, so they're an opportunity to own a Frank Gehry design for less than $200. But after taking a look at the collection in person, we felt disappointed.
The resemblance to his building designs is unsettling. Forms that may (or may not) work for buildings do not translate directly vases. The vases, with hard-to-clean interior acute angles, aren't beautiful and practical but rather mini models of his spectacular buildings. What do you think - do these vases have value to them beyond the fact that they were designed by Gehry?