In the early 1960s, cardboard furniture emerged as a cheap and lightweight alternative to traditional furniture. At that time, grooving and folding as well as supports were used to ensure that the cardboard could support enough weight. However, cardboard furniture didn’t stand much of a chance against the equally lightweight plastic furniture.
Frank O. Gehry invented a process that allows cardboard furniture to be made into huge blocks – like cardboard sculptures. “One day I saw a pile of corrugated cardboard in my office; it was the material I used to create my architectural models. And I started playing with it, gluing it together and then shaping it with a hand saw and a pocket knife. Gehry called the material ‘Edge Board’, made of layers of corrugated cardboard glued together at right angles to each other. In 1972, he launched the “Easy Edges” series of exceptionally robust cardboard furniture.
Scale : 1:6
Height: 14.5 cm x Width: 6.5 cm x Depth: 9.5 cm