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Side Chair, "Easy Edges"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Corrugated cardboard, pressed board, wood
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES Designed 1971; Manufactured ca. 1982
    DIMENSIONS 33 3/8 x 14 x 23 1/4 in. (84.8 x 35.6 x 59.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Unmarked
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 83.108.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 83.108.1_view2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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