SEATS

The most well known cardboard chair is probably Frank Gehry’s Easy Edges chair. There’s a nice article on the guggenheim website. He’s best known for his curvy architecture but with a knack for design, Gehry has branched out into furniture construction, too. The patent on the chair says: “The furniture produced by this technique is inexpensive yet strong and durable; moreover, a wide variety of interesting and attractive shapes can be formed. “


There’s a lot of people making cardboard seats. Mostly for the same reasons: cardboard is strong, recyclable, cheap and easy to make rapid prototypes with. Besides that, the material has a natural color and texture. It’s almost like wood. Matthew Laws made a chair out of tubes. On his site he shows some pictures of the chair being shaped with a tilling machine.


Designboom.com hosted a design aerobics competition on cardboard chairs with some interesting results. They needed to be foldable. Design competitions are a nice way for developers and designers too show of their skills, experiment and get inspired by others all over the globe. This one is by contestant no.385 Sebastian Errazuriz.


One Response to SEATS

  1. Ashley says:

    I have a Gehry Wiggles/Squiggles chair that now leans--can anyone provide guidance on how to make it stable again?

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