Butterfly Stool by Vitra

Butterfly Stool by Vitra

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Price Inc VAT £400.00
Price Exc VAT £333.33
Designer: Sori Yanagi
Materials: Laquered moulded plywood, brass fixings
Made By: Vitra
Dimensions: H39cm W42cm D31cm

Butterly Stool:

Sori Yanagi was born in 1915 in Tokyo and attended art school in the city before working for the designer Charlotte Perriand between 1940 and 1942. In 1952 he founded the Yanagi Industrial Design Institute. Sori Yanagi’s organic forms combine Western industrial designs with Japan’s native artisanal traditions. This successful synthesis made Sori Yanagi one of the most significant Japanese designers of the post-war era. In addition to furniture, he also designed lighting, glass objects, cutlery, children’s toys, metro stations, cars and motorcycles. In 1977 he was named director of the Japanese Folk Art Museum in Tokyo.

In a totally unique way The Butterfly Stool blends Eastern shapes with the technique developed by Charles and Ray Eames of shaping plywood. The gently curved silhouette is reminiscent of the wings of a butterfly.

An absolutely beautiful piece.

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