The French-Canadian architect Frank Gehry designed the Vitra Design Museum near Basel, the Cinémathèque Française in Paris and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to name a few. His creations attract visitors from all over the world. Named the most important architect of our time by Vanity Fair, he 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, it is constructed with the consummate skill of an architect, making it not only very comfortable but also durable and robust. The Wiggle Stool is vaguely reminiscent of traditional African stools and, like the latter, makes a statement in any interior.
Wiggle Side Chair L35 x P61 x H87 cm – Seat height 43 cm – Wiggle Stool L43 x P40 x H40,6 cm
Materials corrugated cardboard – edges made of natural-look hardboard
Wiggle Side Chair
Frank Gehry, born 1929 in Toronto, Canada, earned a degree in architecture from the University of Southern California before studying urban planning at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.
In 1962 he founded the architectural firm Frank Gehry & Associates in Los Angeles. He designed the cardboard furniture series Easy Edges between 1969-72. Over the years he has taught at several universities, including Harvard and Yale, where he served as Charlotte-Davenport-Professorship of Architecture (1982, 1985, 1987-89) and where he still teaches.
Gehry has received numerous honorary doctorates from institutions including the University of Toronto, the University of Southern California, Yale University, Harvard University and the University of Edinburgh.