Designed by Wright for his own residence at Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona, this unique and ergonomically comfortable upholstered armchair was designed to be fabricated from a single sheet of 4 foot x 8 foot laminated plywood.
The chair utilizes multiple geometric shapes including trapezoid interior/exterior side panels and 60 degree triangular shapes for the arms and legs and copper sheet at floor rests.
The full-size Taliesin West “Origami” chair design was licensed to Cassina and was produced until the late 1990’s. www.cassina.it
Along with Wright’s Barrel chair, Vitra introduced a miniature version of the Taliesin West “Origami” chair in early 2009. It was the 122nd miniature to be added to the Collection.
The 1:6 scale Taliesin West chair can be found on www.design-museum.com in the 1945 – 1970 section.
Vitra article number: 20 2569 01
Dimensions: L/H/W: 128mm/155mm/153mm
For an interesting 360 degree 3D version of the Origami Chair and its construction see: