Experimental Edges Chair

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Eric Haddenham (was created by)
Frank Owen Gehry (designer)
Experimental Edges is a bulkier series of cardboard pieces, featuring rough, shaggy edges and an improvisational appearance. Gehry used thick corrugated cardboard with a pronounced texture to create this furniture's larger volumes, manipulating their density by combining sheets of varying widths within a single form. Some sheets were intentionally misaligned within the stacks, creating an undulating line and slight ripples. Gehry's furniture designs are a "quick fix" of his architectural practice: their realization is relatively immediate and low cost, and they provide a satisfying smaller forum in which various design concerns, including ones relating to his buildings, may be explored. They also demonstrate his fundamental concern with manipulating basic materials in unconventional ways to produce objects that are functional yet also visually striking. This piece is part of an exhibition in Copenhagen's DesignMuseum.
1970s (1970 - 1979)
Guggenheim Museum (2011, November 22). From the website http://pastexhibitions.guggenheim.org/gehry/furniture_01.html