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Glass Chair

Decorative Arts and Design

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Glass Chair

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Shiro Kuramata (Japanese, 1934-1991), designer
Mihoya Glass Co. Ltd, Japanese, manufacturer

Date

1976

Medium

Laminated glass and adhesive

Accession #

2010.224

Dimensions

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Location

On View - Wieland Pavilion, Skyway, Gallery 421

Description

Master of modern Japanese design Shiro Kuramata is best known for the poetic, often humorous designs he makes from modern industrial materials. His de-materialized artworks appear to break free from gravity and suggest a state of surreal, continuous suspension, as exemplified in the innovative Glass chair. Inspired by friend and Italian designer Ettore Sottsass’s playful spirit and love of color, Kuramata joined the design group Memphis when Sottsass founded it in 1981.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Decorative Arts Acquisition Endowment

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