Armchair “How High the Moon”

Shiro Kuramata (1934-1991)
Japan, 1987
Manufacturer Vitra, Germany
Nickel plated steel mesh, epoxy resin
Long term loan from the Centre national des arts plastiques, 2017
Inv. FNAC 971056
© MAD, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance

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Shiro Kuramata created poetic and refined objects to achieve dematerialization and weightlessness. The desire to surprise was so strong that he did not set any limits in the use of materials. He was faithful to his search for lightness when he designed How High the Moon where the designer has adopted the club chair model which he has transformed into an unclassifiable work, subtly orchestrated, made from emptiness and light, very far from a haven of comfort.

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