Vitra Wiggle chair and stool
The grandaddy of cardboard furniture, the sculptural Wiggle chair and stool are part of Frank Gehry's Easy Edges series which also included shelves and side tables made of this everyday material released in 1971. The renowned architect started experimenting with cardboard when he was asked to create some furniture on a shoestring budget and discovered that alternating the direction of layers of corrugations made them surprisingly strong and durable.
He also found that he could cut these edgeboard sections into geometrical forms, or bend them into sculptural, ribbon-candy folds which which where the Wiggle gets its distinctive looks. Gehry quit cardboard furniture altogether by 1982 and eventually ceded rights to Vitra, where the Wiggle is still in production.
Vitra is available at HAUS Living Concepts