The architect Frank Gehry is known for his use of unusual materials and The Wiggle Series is an excellent example of that.
With his 1972 furniture series Easy Edges, he succeeded in bringing a new aesthetic dimension to such an everyday material as cardboard. Although surprisingly simple in appearance, the pieces in this series are very durable and robust and lend a striking note to any interior. The Easy Edges Wiggle Stool is vaguely reminiscent of traditional African stools.
Frank Gehry, born 1929 in Toronto, Canada, earned a degree in architecture from the University of Southern California before studying urban planning at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.
In 1962 he founded the architectural firm Frank Gehry & Associates in Los Angeles. He designed the cardboard furniture series Easy Edges between 1969-72. Over the years he has taught at several universities, including Harvard and Yale, where he served as Charlotte-Davenport-Professorship of Architecture (1982, 1985, 1987-89) and where he still teaches.
Gehry has received numerous honorary doctorates from institutions including the University of Toronto, the University of Southern California, Yale University, Harvard University and the University of Edinburgh.
Projects for Vitra:
1994 Vitra Center (Vitra's Headquarters), Birsfelden near Basel
1989 Vitra Design Museum and manufacturing facility, Gehry’s first buildings in Europe, Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein