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Pair of Early Frank Gehry Easy Edges Wiggle Side Chairs, 1972
By Frank Gehry
Located in San Francisco, CA
A rare pair of early 1970s Wiggle side chairs by Frank O. Gehry from his innovative and iconic Easy Edges collection of cardboard furniture. Conceived in 1969 and launched in 1972...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Wood, Masonite, Paper

Mid Century Modern Vintage Cardboard Wiggle Side Chair by Frank O. Gehry, 1972
By Frank Gehry
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern vintage cardboard wiggle chair, which is a great design side chair by Frank O. Gehry, 1972 for Jack Brogan, USA 1972-1973. Reissued by Vitra from 1992 as Wiggle ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Paper

Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry, Mid-Century Modern
By Frank Gehry
Located in Utrecht, NL
Wiggle side chair by Frank Gehry for Vitra 1992. Corrugated cardboard with edges made of natural-look hardboard. In good original condition. Gehry was born in Toronto and moved with...
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Paper

  • Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry, Mid-Century Modern
  • Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry, Mid-Century Modern
  • Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry, Mid-Century Modern
  • Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry, Mid-Century Modern
H 33.47 in. W 14.18 in. D 23.63 in.
Pair of Frank Gehry "Wiggle" Side Chairs, Designed in 1972
By Frank Gehry
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Frank Gehry "Wiggle" side chairs, designed in 1972. This chair is part of a series of steady cardboard furniture and represents an early answer to ecological responsibility i...
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Vintage 1970s American Chairs

Frank O. Gehry's "Wiggle" Side Chairs and Stools, Vitra 1990s
By Vitra, Frank Gehry
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Set of sculptural "Wiggle" chairs and stools from the iconic Easy Edges collection of cardboard furniture designed by Frank O. Gehry, manufactured by Vitra in 1990s. They feature a c...
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1990s German Post-Modern Side Chairs

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Paper

Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair
By Frank Gehry
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Wiggle chair by Frank Gehry (USA, b. 1929). Designer: Frank O. Gehry Manufacturer: VITRA Date of design: 1972 Date of manufacture: 1990s Model: Wiggle chair Material:...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Paper

  • Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair
  • Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair
  • Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair
  • Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair
H 33.86 in. W 14.18 in. L 33.86 in.
Frank O. Gehry Easy Edges "Wiggle" Chairs & Stools, 1980s, USA
By Frank Gehry
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Set of sculptural "Wiggle" chairs and stools from the iconic Easy Edges collection of cardboard furniture designed by Frank O. Gehry. They feature a cardboard with hardboard/masonite...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Side Chairs

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Masonite

Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair, Side Chair & Side Table or Stool Designed in 1972
By Vitra, Frank Gehry
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Frank Gehry Wiggle chair, side chair & side table or stool designed in 1972 Magnificent set of early 21st century Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair, Side Chair & Low Table or Stool by Vitr...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Living Room Sets

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Paper

Frank Gehry Wiggle Side Chair in Cardboard 1972
By Frank Gehry
Located in Paris, FR
Wiggle side chair design by Frank Gehry in 1972. Structure in cardboard. The architect Frank O. Gehry is known for his use of unusual materials. With his furniture series 'Easy...
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Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern Chairs

  • Frank Gehry Wiggle Side Chair in Cardboard 1972
  • Frank Gehry Wiggle Side Chair in Cardboard 1972
  • Frank Gehry Wiggle Side Chair in Cardboard 1972
  • Frank Gehry Wiggle Side Chair in Cardboard 1972
H 34.26 in. W 13.78 in. L 34.26 in.
Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry, 1972
By Vitra, Frank Gehry
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wiggle side chair by Frank Gehry for Vitra 1992. Corrugated cardboard with edges made of natural-look hardboard. In good original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Paper

  • Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry, 1972
  • Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry, 1972
  • Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry, 1972
  • Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry, 1972
H 33.08 in. W 14.18 in. D 23.63 in.
Frank Gehry Miniature Wiggle Side Chair
By Frank Gehry
Located in San Antonio, TX
From the Vitra Design Museum collection of miniatures a model of the Frank Gehry Wiggle Side Chair originally produced in 1972. Included are the original wooden box and historical...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Mid-Century Modern Models and Minia...

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Paper, Wood

  • Frank Gehry Miniature Wiggle Side Chair
  • Frank Gehry Miniature Wiggle Side Chair
  • Frank Gehry Miniature Wiggle Side Chair
  • Frank Gehry Miniature Wiggle Side Chair
H 5.75 in. W 2.25 in. D 3 in.
Frank O. Gehry Easy Edges "Wiggle" Chairs, 1980s, USA
By Frank Gehry
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Set of sculptural "Wiggle" chairs from the iconic Easy Edges collection of cardboard furniture designed by Frank O. Gehry. They feature a cardboard with hardboard edges. This set is ...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Masonite

Frank O. Gehry Easy Edges "Wiggle" Stools, 1980s, USA
By Frank Gehry, Vitra
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Set of sculptural "Wiggle" stools from the iconic Easy Edges collection of cardboard furniture designed by Frank O. Gehry. They feature a cardboard with hardboard edges. This set is ...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Masonite

1972, Frank Gehry, Wiggle Side Chair
By Frank Gehry, Vitra
Located in IJmuiden, North Holland
Design: Frank O. Gehry, 1972. Produced by Jack Brogan, USA, 1972-1973. Re-issued by Vitra from 1992 as Wiggle side chair. Laminated cardboard construction, labelled. The surface is i...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

  • 1972, Frank Gehry, Wiggle Side Chair
  • 1972, Frank Gehry, Wiggle Side Chair
  • 1972, Frank Gehry, Wiggle Side Chair
  • 1972, Frank Gehry, Wiggle Side Chair
H 33.08 in. W 23.63 in. D 14.18 in.

Wiggle Side Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal wiggle side chair for your home. Each wiggle side chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using paper, wood and masonite. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer wiggle side chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each wiggle side chair bearing Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Wiggle Side Chair?

Prices for a wiggle side chair start at $125 and top out at $12,500 with the average selling for $6,320.

Frank Gehry Biography and Important Works

With magnificent buildings such as the Guggenheim Bilbao, Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the new Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Frank Gehry has changed the nature and spirit of contemporary architecture. Yet the world’s best-known living architect has also enjoyed a prolific career as a designer of artful and functional objects, ranging from furniture to jewelry, that even at smaller scale are as lively and captivating as his architectural designs.

Gehry was born in Toronto and moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1947. He received a degree in architecture from the University of Southern California in 1954 and — after several years of casting about that included a stint in the U.S. Army and studies at Harvard — Gehry opened his architectural practice in L.A. in 1962.

Idiosyncratic renovations to his small, traditional house in Santa Monica — such as cladding portions of the exterior in chain-link fencing and corrugated metal — drew attention to Gehry in architectural circles. Corporate and institutional commissions added to his reputation, culminating in the global acclaim that greeted the opening of the Guggenheim Bilbao in 1997. But the combination of visual dynamism and structural integrity expressed by that building had been evident for decades in Gehry’s designs. In 1972 he introduced a much-admired line of furniture he called Easy Edges. The curves and flowing lines of the pieces, which include the Wiggle chair, seem antithetical to the material are made from: cardboard — a presumably flimsy material that, when stacked, laminated and folded, is actually extraordinarily sturdy.

Many of Gehry’s designs feature an abstracted fish motif. For the architect, it is a symbol of vitality, strength and flexibility. The fish appears in a group of 1982 plastic lamps created for Formica (and exhibited by the Jewish Museum in New York in 2010). Gehry used the motif in crystal goblets for Swid Powell (1990), his Pito kettle for Alessi (1992) and as earrings for a 2006 jewelry collection for Tiffany that also includes torqued rings, necklaces and bangles.

Gehry returned to furniture design in 1992 with a remarkably energetic line of furniture for Knoll with frames and seating made of bent, lightweight wooden strops. (The pieces' names, such as Power Play and Cross Check, derive from ice hockey.) In 2004, Heller released a group of twisted, faceted furnishings in molded polyethylene meant to evoke Gehry’s architecture. But — whether its tableware, jewelry or furniture — all Gehry’s designs do that--sharing an animated aesthetic built on a solid foundational core. To possess a piece of Gehry design is to own one of his buildings, in miniature.

Find vintage Frank Gehry chairs, tables and other furniture on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.