Side Chair, "Easy Edges"
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Corrugated cardboard, pressed board, wood
designed 1971; manufactured ca. 1982
33 3/8 x 14 x 23 1/4 in. (84.8 x 35.6 x 59.1 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Paul F. Walter
Chair formed from a single length of cross-laminated corrugated cardboard (27 layers); in profile a double S-curve, the upright back forming the beginning of the top S; the sides covered with a thin layer of pressed board; a wooden dowel serving as glide across rear of base.
CONDITION: Contact areas (back, seat, calves, and heels) have wear. General wear to cardboard with many split edges and rough spots.
Frank Gehry (American, born 1929). Side Chair, "Easy Edges," designed 1971; manufactured ca. 1982. Corrugated cardboard, pressed board, wood, 33 3/8 x 14 x 23 1/4 in. (84.8 x 35.6 x 59.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 83.108.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.108.1_view1_bw.jpg)
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