‘Wiggle’ chair by Frank Gehry

Made by Vitra in Germany, Europe, c.2002.

Frank O Gehry (born Toronto 1929) is one of the world’s most significant architects, best known for his now iconic Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, 1993-1997. Gehry studied architecture at the University of California and at Harvard in the 1950s. In 1961 he established his own practice in LA and designed his series of corrugated cardboard furniture, the ‘Easy Edges’ series, between 1969 and 1972. This series, of which the ‘Wiggle’ chair is a part, derived its name from ‘Edge Board’, a material that Ge...

Summary

Object No.

2003/83/1

Physical Description

Chair, 'Wiggle', cardboard, designed by Frank Gehry, United States, 1972, made by Vitra, Germany, 2002

Sidechair of layered, corrugated cardboard, the entire chair, including back, seat and double loop support, all formed from one continuous curving strip.

Dimensions

Height

870 mm

Width

360 mm

Depth

600 mm

Production

Notes

Designed by Frank Gehry, USA, 1969-1972. Made by Vitra, Germany about 2002.

Made

Vitra c.2002

Designed

Gehry, Frank 1969-1972

History

Notes

The chair was purchased directly from the manufacturer.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2003

Acquisition Date

22 May 2003

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Wiggle' chair by Frank Gehry 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 16 October 2018, <https://ma.as/12217>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Store 1 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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