Shiro Kuramata (1934-1991) once said "My strongest desire is to be free of gravity, free of bondage. I want to float.” Just like him, his designs were a continuous thread of dematerialization; this... Read more approach imbued his work aim with a kind of a spiritual search. Through the use of transparent materials as glass, acrylic and expanded steel mesh, Kuramata attempted to defy gravity in many of his designs.
This designer's work was also imbued with traces of the old story of Western fascination about Japanese decorative arts and crafts, simplicity and structural purity. Kuramata’s designs can be appreciated purely visually, other than in terms of functionalism.
In 1965 Shiro Kuramata founded his own studio, the Kuramata Design Office, which collaborated with various well-known manufacturers and brands, until his death.
Some of this designer’s creations are represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, MoMA in New York and in the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in Toyama.Read more
Shiro Kuramata Furniture Designs
Kuramata Bookshelf combines design and function beautifully. Each storage section differs in size.
Homage To Mondrian wheeled storage units are modern cabinets with doors or drawers.
Progetti Compiuti Chest of Drawers has three different versions: horizontal, vertical and cubic.
Pyramind Chest of Drawers offers 17 different size drawers in black acrylic resin and transparent structure.
Revolving Cabinet is a red polished acrylic chest of 20 drawers with a metal support for a stunning aesthetic.