The roses needed to be held in position with tweezers until the resin hardened enough to ensure that they did not sink. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. His palette was the various qualities that matter exhibits: reflectivity, transparency, translucency, opacity, tactility. It combines an unnerving kind of beauty, a strong narrative, and a commitment to the craft values of making. It also provides us with an overall view of design from the 20th to 21st century, as well as showing us a vision of the future. Kuramata reassessed the relationship between form and function, imposing his own vision of surreal and minimalist ideals on everyday objects. It was like lovers from Brazil and New Guinea.
Kuramata designed some of the most significant and lasting pieces ever produced. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Follow 'Miss Blanche' chair Designed 1988 acrylic, synthetic roses, anodised tubular aluminium 90. These qualities are embodied in his famous Glass Chair 1976. This first ever monograph on highly influential Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata 1934-91 is a two-volume title presenting all of his compelling and idiosyncratic work for a diverse audience.
Shiro Kuramata was a Japanese designer from 1965 when he founded the Kuramata Design Office in Tokyo until he died in 1991. Care was taken to make sure there was a good spread of flowers throughout the mould, and that they made a good pattern. A distinctive, brilliant and complex talent, he helped push modern Japan into becoming an exporter of creativity, not just an importer. Most people dream a dream when they are asleep. Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, who still collects his work, commissioned him to design some of his most beautiful shops. By the early 1980's, Guilio's leadership brought the Cappellini company into the world market from its three decade run as a handicraft furniture business. I thought Kuramata was someone special.
Foreign shipping may be extra. Almost as new condition - no markings - looks unused. Sottsass also said in an interview,? When Kuramata received a letter from Sottsass asking him to join Memphis, he was so elated that he said,? Book is in Used-Good condition. About this Item: Parco, Tokyo, 1987. I got a love letter from Sottsass!? Still, there are common threads: refined simplicity, dynamism, liveliness, humor.
Softcover, unpaginated in English and Japanese; good condition; sticker taped around bottom of spine; museum library stamps and stickers to a couple pages and inside covers; no other internal marks. The continual unification of craft and art transcends some sort of spiritual economy. His significance in western design was shown first in Memphis, then with Cappellini in 1987. Shiro Kuramata and Ettore Sottsass no longer stocked Yasuko Seki Ed. Throughout his career he found inspiration in many places, including the work of Italian designers particularly those embodying the Memphis style and American conceptual artists like Donald Judd, and combined such inspirations with his own ingenuity and creativity. Right: an interior for the Issey Miyake store in Ginza, Tokyo 1983 Kuramata was trained first as an architect, but he left his studies in the early 1950s to work for Teikokukizai, a Japanese furniture company.
An updated monograph on the Japanese designer, the complete earlier 1981 edition with added material that includes works and exhibitions from 1981-1987 reflecting his interest in the work of Sottsass and Memphis. From the time he opened his own design practice in 1965 until his death in 1991, he was a relentless fountainhead of the most progressive furniture and interiors. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. His sense of detailing and proportion are quite unique, blurring the lines between craft and utility. Japan has a very sophisticated visual culture; at times it's almost ridiculous how astute it is.
For him, around an object, or around a piece of furniture or around an installation there is never a silence, never abstract dust; always the air around is vibrating, as if it were shaken by a central provocation. Entièrement illustré en noir et en couleurs. Kuramata designed some of the most significant and lasting pieces ever produced. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Kuramata experimented with real roses and expensive artificial flowers, but cheap acrylic flowers turned out to work best in retaining colour and shape. His significance in western design was shown first in Memphis, then with Cappellini in 1987. About this Item: Phaidon Press Ltd, 2013.
A very good copy in original wrappers, in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. Text in English and Japanese. Kuramata was also a close friend of Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass, who later invited Kuramata to join the Memphis Group that Ettore founded in 1981. Cappellini celebrated his talent and made him its choice designer to introduce the Cappellini brand on the international stage. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!.
Texts by Tadao Ando, Toyo Ito, and biographies of both Kuramata and Sottsass are included. The encounter between the two creators featured in this exhibition, Shiro Kuramata and Ettore Sottsass, was magical. It is impossible not to be touched by the serene seeming beauty of a graceful transparent object, in which roses float in air, held in place by nothing tangible. With Miss Blanch, the interior and the exterior are the same, and the interior is poetry. Small square 4to, Unpaginated ca 120pp.
Kuramata is perhaps best known for his Miss Blanche chair four anodized-aluminum legs supporting a seat and back of transparent acrylic resin, in which a multitude of paper roses are suspended and his How High the Moon chair made entirely of nickel-plated steel mesh. Texte en anglais et en japonais. His early work centered on commercial interiors and window displays. It is the 'Miss Blanche' chair that most powerfully embodies his poetic approach to design. Sottsass contributes an essay on Kuramata's design.