Details

Title

Cabbage Chair

Artist/Maker

nendo, Japanese, established 2002, designer and maker

Date

2008

Medium

Unwoven fabric

Dimensions

Overall: 25 9/16 x 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches

Credit

Purchase through prior acquisitions

Accession #

2010.100

On View

Currently not on view

Oki Sato, founder and creative leader of Japanese design group nendo, was trained as an architect and has earned a reputation for designing objects that are both deceptively simple and poetic. Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake challenged nendo to create something using leftovers from the textile manufacturing process of creating pleats in clothing. The resulting Cabbage chair repurposes that waste. nendo simply peels away the individual layers of small, soft sheets until a charming seating surface is revealed.