Gregg Fleishman is an artist, engineer, architect, designer and inventor whose work is informed by geometry and functionality.
He creates iconic vehicles, furniture and large structures from sheet wood.
The geometric shapes that form the basis of his work allow for greater structural efficiency, manufacturing economies, easier handling, less specialized work force, and lower start up costs.
Influenced by his early work in the construction industry, Gregg is continuously developing ways to make building easier.
His Shelter Systems are modular with smaller pieces that can be handled without cranes or other heavy equipment. Shelters employ integral slots and notches, wood springs and wood hinges, thereby obviating the need for screws or fasteners. Strong and flexible, they are safe in earthquakes and designed for use in difficult environments.
Fleishman coined the term Rhombicube, referring to a diamond panel form which is distilled out of a 3-D checkerboard of cubes. The various truncations of the Rhombicube form the orthogonal variations of Archimedean solids. The assembly of these solids in various configurations form the geometrical basis for Fleishman’s Shelter Systems.
In the process, he discovered a previously unrecognized key to spatial geometry, which he calls the Lost Triangle of Pythagoras. The Lost Triangle of Pythagoras defines the slopes of the faces of cubic polyhedra.
He has integrated this key into his lessons of the unifying properties of the rhombic dodecahedron.
Gregg earned an architectural degree at the University of Southern California.
He holds several patents for his designs.
Gregg designed major art installations at Burning Man 2011 and 2012, and designed the Temple of Whollyness in 2013.
His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
His SCULPT C H A I R S are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Yale University Art Gallery, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Recent custom projects include designing a stage for the East Bay Arts Alliance in Oakland and hardscape design at Pacifica Community Charter School in Los Angeles.
Exhibitions include “SCULPT C H A I R S ” at the Museo del Patrimonio Industriale sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna, Italy; The “Structural Language of Gregg Fleishman” curated by Nathan Shapira at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood; and the Southern California Home Show at the Anaheim Convention Center.