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Bubbles Chaise Longue, ca. 1988

This is a Chaise longue. It was designed by Frank O. Gehry. It is dated ca. 1988 and we acquired it in 2012. Its medium is layered and bent corrugated cardboard. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Cushy Cardboard.

It is credited Museum purchase from the Members' Acquisitions Fund of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

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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.

Cite this object as

Bubbles Chaise Longue, ca. 1988; Designed by Frank O. Gehry (American, b. Canada, 1929); USA; layered and bent corrugated cardboard; 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.); Museum purchase from the Members' Acquisitions Fund of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; 2012-3-1

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