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Shiro kuramata
Homage to Mondrian

 
Description
Cabinets with doors and drawers inspired by the most graphic masterpieces of Piet Mondrian. Both cabinets are matt lacquer in couplings of black with white, blue, red and yellow. Set on gray rubber castors.
Producer

Cappellini

Shiro kuramata

Shiro Kuramata (1934–1991) is one of Japan's most important designers of the 20th century. Kuramata was mainly known for his use of industrial materials such as wire steel mesh and lucite to create architectural interiors and furniture. Revolutionary pieces such as the \"How High the Moon\" chair (1986) reflect the emerging dynamism and maturing creativity of postwar Japan, or his Ikabana, lead cristal free hand blown vase, realized by the Vilca from Colle Valdelsa (Siena) Italy, a unique example of fusion, between oriental and occidental cultures. In 1990 the French government awarded Kuramata the distinguished Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of his outstanding contribution to art and design. His \"Miss Blanche\" chair was sold at Christie's in London for GBP 46,000.00 (USD 86,000.00) in October 1997, lot 108. A \"How High the Moon\" two seater was sold for GBP 12,650.00 (USD 24,000.00) at Bonhams London in May 1998. This ranks Kuramata amongst the most desirable of artists/designers of the 20th century

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