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Wiggle Chair

At a time in the 1960s and ‘70s when many furniture designers were experimenting with cardboard, the curved lines and construction techniques used in Wiggle were revolutionary.

DESIGNER | Frank Gehry, 1972

Wiggle Chair

H 34.25″
W 13.75″
D 24″

At a time in the 1960s and ‘70s when many furniture designers were experimenting with cardboard, the curved lines and construction techniques used in Wiggle were revolutionary. Introduced in 1972, Wiggle comprised 60 layers of cardboard bonded and screwed together. Part of a collection called “Easy Edges”, Wiggle retailed originally for as little as $35. It is now is an expensive collector’s item.

Frank Gehry

Known for bold, postmodern designs, Frank Gehry was born in Toronto, Canada in 1929. He studied architecture at the University of Southern California and design at Harvard University and founded architectural firm Frank Gehry & Associates in Los Angeles in 1962. Gehry remains among the world’s most highly regarded and well-known contemporary architects. Wiggle and other pieces in Gehry’s “Easy Edges” collection represent his desire to manipulate basic materials in unconventional ways to produce objects that are visually striking yet also functional .

Wiggle Chair  | c.1972

Manufacturer

Original: Jack Brogan | USA
Current: Vitra | Germany

Build

Dimensions: 13.75″W x 24″D x 34.25″H
Material: corrugated cardboard