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Wiggle Side Chair Chair - / By Frank Gehry, 1972 - Cardboard - Vitra

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Brand : Vitra

Designer : Frank O. Gehry

839 £839.00
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Product detail

  • Type : Chair
  • Colour : Natural
  • Material : Corrugated cardboard (Paper)
  • Dimensions : L 35 x Depth 61 cm x H 87 cm - Seat: H 43 cm
  • Weight : 15.4 lb
  • Characteristics : A design icon - 1972 model designed by Frank Gehry - Original piece created by Vitra (will always retain its value)
  • Country of Manufacture : Europe
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Treat yourself to an ORIGINAL iconic piece by Vitra. An original will always retain its value. It will be there for you all your life and outlast you, to be passed on to the next generation.Frank Gehry is best known for his architectural achievements, such as the Guggenheim in Bilbao, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, or more recently the Louis Vuitton Foundation in the Bois de Boulogne. His style is easily recognisable, made of spectacular curves and lines, and elements that defy the laws of construction. He first works with paper that he crumples and twists to find a shape he likes, before modelling it on a computer. This architect was also a designer, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s. Gehry had been experimenting with new production techniques since the 1960s, and was interested in inexpensive and affordable materials. This research led to the Easy Edges series, of which the Wiggle Side Chair is the best-known piece. Designed in 1972, it is a tribute to the Zig-Zag chair by Rietveld (1934). Frank Gehry is known for his use of unusual materials. With his "Easy Edges" furniture series, he managed to give a new aesthetic dimension to a material as commonplace as cardboard. Gehry uses thick sheets of laminated cardboard, placed at right angles and glued together. This technique is close to chipboard, and gives the chair great solidity that contrasts with the malleable nature of the material, and the wavy shapes of the chair, which make it pleasant and light on the eye. The sculptural shape of the Wiggle Side Chair makes it stand out. Although disconcertingly simple in their appearance, the "Easy Edges" have been designed with the utmost care by the architect and are extremely robust and stable.

In detail:
  • Variation : Natural

  • Brand : Vitra

  • Designer : Frank O. Gehry

  • Type : Chair

  • Colour : Natural

  • Material : Corrugated cardboard, hard fibreboard edges

  • Dimensions : L 35 x Depth 61 cm x H 87 cm - Seat: H 43 cm
  • Weight : 15.4 lb
  • Characteristics : A design icon - 1972 model designed by Frank Gehry - Original piece created by Vitra (will always retain its value)
  • Country of Manufacture : Europe

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