Chair (cardboard)

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Wiggle Side Chair (1972), Frank Gehry

Designed in 1972 by architect Frank Gehry as part of the Easy Edges furniture series, the Wiggle Side Chair is the most iconic cardboard chair. Gehry earned a degree in architecture from the University of Southern California before studying urban planning at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He is known for designing iconic buildings like Vitra’s Headquarters in Birsfelden, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein and the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

With his wiggle Chair, Gehry succeeded in bringing a new aesthetic dimension to such an everyday material as cardboard. The sculptural chair is not only very comfortable, it is also strong and robust. Made with hidden screws and fiberboard edging, the tables are said to hold thousands of pounds. The chair has been included in the collection of several museums museum such as London’s Design Museum.

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