Designed by Frank Gehry, 1972
Architect Frank Gehry is known for his use of unusual materials. With his furniture series 'Easy Edges', he succeeded in bringing a new aesthetic dimension to such an everyday material as cardboard. The sculptural form of the Wiggle Side Chair makes it stand out.
Although surprisingly simple in appearance, constructed with the consummate skill of an architect, making it not only very comfortable but also durable and robust. The seat loops back and forth to resemble loose folds form and straightens out at the top to create the chair's back. Approximately 60 layers of cardboard are held together by hidden screws with a fibreboard edging, then a layer of hardboard is attached on each side to compact the layers of what Gehry named "edge board" and create a more durable surface.
Size: W35 x D61 x H87cm, seat height 43cm
Material: corrugated cardboard, edges made of natural-look hardboard.
Availability: Pre-order only
Frank Gehry started to work on smaller projects and experimentation with innovative design, such as his iconic furniture series wiggle chair designed between 1969-72. It was started in the 1960s Frank Owen Gehry was playing with the corrugated fiberboard used for the building model at hand, glued it, and then cut it to create "Easy Edges" mostly made of corrugated paper. He succeeded in bringing a new aesthetic dimension to such an everyday material as cardboard built in a low-cost furniture solution.