Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wiggle Chair

Loved these 1972 Wiggle Chairs by Canadian American designer and architect Frank Gehry....
Vanity Fair called him "the most important architect of our age".

The Wiggle Chair is made by gluing multiple layers of corrugated cardboard
in alternate directions, held together by hidden screws....
resulting in a strong chair with a sculptural design.

Although Frank's parents introduced him to the world of art and museums...
his grandparents inspired his interest in architecture and everyday materials.

As a child, he and his Grandma built cities out of scraps of wood....
inspiring him to take his first classes in architecture.

And the Saturday mornings at his Grandfather's hardware store inspired his designs using corrugated steel, chain link fencing, unpainted plywood...

Even the natural color of cardboard was retained in the chair design.

Can you imagine having these original 1972 chairs gracing your home?
Set of 4 available...please email me.

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