Miniature Wright Taliesin West “Origami” Chair
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Miniature 'Origami' Chair
Frank Lloyd Wright's 1949 Taliesin West "Origami” Chair, one of the most coveted of his furniture designs, was designed as if it was folded from a sheet of plywood. 

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.

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Miniature 'Origami' Chair
Materials include (interior and exterior grade) cherry veneer plywood and fabric upholstered cushions; copper foot guards.

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:

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=c6ab89e801ff0e8db37fca423862ecf0

 


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