Wiggle Side Chair

1972

Object

Designer

Frank Gehry, American, 1929-
Born: Canada
Work Locations: Los Angeles, CA

Manufacturer

Easy Edges, Inc.
Work Locations: New York, NY

Locale

Country

Object Info

Object: side chair
Not currently on view
Object ID: 1994.14.1

Medium/Technique

Laminated corrugated cardboard and fiberboard

Credit

Gift of Mark Addison

More Info

Dimensions

height: 33 1/2 in, 85.09 cm; width: 14 in, 35.5600 cm; depth: 20 1/2 in, 52.07 cm; seat height: 18 in, 45.7200 cm

Department

Architecture and Design

Known Provenance

Gifted 1994 by Mark Addison, Boulder, Colorado to the Denver Art Museum.

Extended Info

Frank O. Gehry
American, born Canada, 1929
Wiggle Side Chair
1972
Laminated corrugated cardboard and fiberboard
Manufactured by Easy Edges, Inc., New York, NY
Gift of Mark Addison, 1994.14.1

Cardboard furniture came onto the scene during the 1960s as a cheap and light alternative to traditional furniture. Frank Gehry discovered a process of gluing layers of corrugated cardboard together to transform massive blocks of cardboard into furniture. In 1972, Gehry designed a group of seating units called Easy Edges Furniture. The informal, low-cost products were light, surprisingly strong, and comfortable in spite of their seemingly improvised quality. 

Exhibition History

  • What Is Modern? — Denver Art Museum, 10/30/2010 - 3/24/2013