Vitra "Easy Edges" Side Chair

Frank Gehry
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Overview
Rare experimental corrugated cardboard side chair from the "Easy Edges" series, designed by Frank Gehry for Vitra, c. 1970s. This version is no longer in production.

Gehry's experimentation with cardboard furniture grew from his extensive use of it in architectural models. To show the strength of the laminated cardboard Material, he famously photographed a Volkswagen Beetle supported on all four wheels with cardboard side chairs (see photo in carousel - taken for the 1972 Easy Edges Brochure - shown here from the Frank O. Gehry catalogue).

He used a particular type of multi-layer corrugated cardboard, and stipulated its use in the production versions by Vitra. This version is from Vitra's earliest production, a long-time show sample and has been included in many exhibitions of modern design, and is velvety soft to the touch. Very few available for sale.
Specifications
Specifications
Creator

Frank Gehry

Reference No.

LU1853334258742

Place of Origin

United States

Date of Manufacture

1970s

Dimensions

14.25 in width
32.5 in height
22 in depth
seat height

Materials & Technique

Cardboard

Creator

Frank Gehry

Reference No.

LU1853334258742

Place of Origin

United States

Date of Manufacture

1970s

Dimensions

14.25 in width
32.5 in height
22 in depth
seat height

Materials & Technique

Cardboard

Specifications
Creator

Frank Gehry

Reference No.

LU1853334258742

Place of Origin

United States

Date of Manufacture

1970s

Dimensions

14.25 in width
32.5 in height
22 in depth
seat height

Materials & Technique

Cardboard

Designer Notes
Frank Gehry
b. 1929
One of the most renowned architects in the world, Frank Gehry was born in Canada in 1929. His works include the Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Dancing House in Prague and The Museum of Pop Culture. Vanity Fair named hiim the most important architect of our age. His first furniture line called 'Easy Edges" was constructed entirely out of cardboard, made from 1969-1973.
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Vitra "Easy Edges" Side Chair

Frank Gehry
$5,500
Rare experimental corrugated cardboard side chair from the "Easy Edges" series, designed by Frank Gehry for Vitra, c. 1970s. This version is no longer in production.

Gehry's experimentation with cardboard furniture grew from his extensive use of it in architectural models. To show the strength of the laminated cardboard Material, he famously photographed a Volkswagen Beetle supported on all four wheels with cardboard side chairs (see photo in carousel - taken for the 1972 Easy Edges Brochure - shown here from the Frank O. Gehry catalogue).

He used a particular type of multi-layer corrugated cardboard, and stipulated its use in the production versions by Vitra. This version is from Vitra's earliest production, a long-time show sample and has been included in many exhibitions of modern design, and is velvety soft to the touch. Very few available for sale.
Vitra Frank Gehry "Easy Edges" Side Chair, 1970s
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Los Angeles
2360 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Southampton
257 County Rd 39A
Southampton, NY 11968
LA (310) 876-1440
NY (631) 333-2004
sales@merit-la.com
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Merit

Vitra "Easy Edges" Side Chair

Frank Gehry


$5,500


Rare experimental corrugated cardboard side chair from the "Easy Edges" series, designed by Frank Gehry for Vitra, c. 1970s. This version is no longer in production.

Gehry's experimentation with cardboard furniture grew from his extensive use of it in architectural models. To show the strength of the laminated cardboard Material, he famously photographed a Volkswagen Beetle supported on all four wheels with cardboard side chairs (see photo in carousel - taken for the 1972 Easy Edges Brochure - shown here from the Frank O. Gehry catalogue).

He used a particular type of multi-layer corrugated cardboard, and stipulated its use in the production versions by Vitra. This version is from Vitra's earliest production, a long-time show sample and has been included in many exhibitions of modern design, and is velvety soft to the touch. Very few available for sale.
Vitra Frank Gehry "Easy Edges" Side Chair, 1970s
Creator
Frank Gehry
Reference No.
LU1853334258742
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1970s
Dimensions
14.25 in width
32.5 in height
22 in depth
seat height
Materials & Technique
Cardboard