Sunday, May 2, 2010

Frank O Gehry - designer
Vitra, Weil am Heim - manufacturer
Wiggle side chair
Manufactured 2003, cardboard
Low cost furniture that is strong and made from cardboard was the focus for Frank Gehry when he designed this chair.
This chair is part of a series of furniture designed by Gehry called "Easy Edges".
Cardboard has inherent strength and Gehry highlights this in his furniture design. The wiggle design emphasises the corrugated laminations of the cardboard material.
Gehry is best known for his design of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, where again he showcases his skills at utilising unusual materials.
Pictured in the background is an example of an Arne Jacobsen "Swan Chair". These chairs are on display at the National gallery of Victoria-International galleries.
Photograph by mrs matthews-artteacher.

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