Anthony Hartley/Frank Gehry Controversy, Solved

Our post on Mr. Smith the Second chair by Anthony Hartley sparked a conversation about the chair’s noticeable resemblance to the iconic Wiggle side chair designed in 1972 by Frank Gehry.

Today the Chair Blog is ready to answer your questions, with the help of Mr. Hartley himself:

“Frank was the first chair I made with a reference to Frank Gehry’s Wiggle from the Easy Edges line. The Mr. Smith and Mr. Smith the Second reference the Paul Smith stripes.”

Big thanks to Anthony for stepping in and helping us out!

Pictured above: 1st row – Frank chair; 2d row – Mr Smith & Mr Smith the Second chairs.

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