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What is this?

Base consisting of a continuous, ribbon-like curved mass of layered corrogated cardboard topped by a separate horizontal corrogated cardboard sheet acting as a cushion.

Why is this in our collection?

From Acquisition Justification: "Best known for his deconstructivist buildings, Canadian-American architect and Pritzker-Prize winner Frank O. Gehry (1929- ) experimented with furniture design in the late 1960s before he became a household name.  He was first introduced to making furniture in 1954 while serving in the U.S. Army, where he designed furniture for the enlisted soldiers.  In addition, before becoming involved with architecture, Gehry designed museum exhibitions, which allowed him to understand how three-dimensional objects inhabited a space.  With the oil crisis of the 1970s and the growing awareness of the environmental effects of consumer waste, plastic lost some of its appeal,... more

This is a chaise longue from United States. It is dated ca. 1988 and we acquired it in 2012. Museum purchase from the Members' Acquisitions Fund of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

layered and bent corrugated cardboard

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 87.6 x 219.1 x 73.7 cm (34 1/2 in. x 7 ft. 2 1/4 in. x 29 in.)

It has the following markings

Plaque on underside.

This object was manufactured by New City Editions and designed by Frank O. Gehry

This object was purchased from Sotheby's

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Chaise Longue, "Bubbles", ca. 1988 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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