Wiggle Side Chair des. Frank Gehry, 1972 (made by Vitra)


By: Vitra

Oh, it just gets better and better as the years pass.

First things first: yes, it really is made almost entirely from cardboard.

Second things second: yes, it really is very comfortable.

Starchitect Frank Gehry designed the Wiggle Chair in 1972 as part of his furniture series 'Easy Edges', in which he succeeded in bringing a new aesthetic dimension to  an everyday material like cardboard. 

The sculptural form of the Wiggle Chair makes it stand out. Although surprisingly simple in appearance, it's designed and constructed with the consummate skill of  one of the great architects of our age, making it not only very comfortable but also durable and robust.

Approximate dimensions: 870mm high, 610mm deep, seat height 430mm

We have 1 Wiggle Side Chair in stock. Matching stool available to order (it's fantastic by the way), lead time 14 weeks, please contact us for details. Tel 01274 531163 / thehome@saltsmill.org.uk / come and see us in person, try the chair and talk to our expert staff. 

  • Structure:  corrugated cardboard (derived from a renewable resource, this natural material is layered and finished with strong side edges from hardboard. In this form, it maintains a surprising degree of stability and rigidity.)
  • Edges:  hardboard.

About Frank Gehry

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.