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From cutlery to motorcycles, the designs of Sori Yanagi (1915 - 2011) are simple and beautiful. And his Yanagi armchair in our collection is still iconic.
The Designer | Sori Yanagi
The innovative designer Sori Yanagi merged simplicity and practicality with elements of traditional Japanese crafts in all of his product designs. He also received the the Honorary Royal Designer for Industry from the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) located in the United Kingdom.
W41.5 × D49 × H86
W16.3" x D19.3" x H33.9"
The Maker | Hida
This beautiful and simple yet practical chair is made by Hida Sangyo, a well respected furniture maker in Takayama, Japan, which has been building fine furniture for almost a century. It began when two travelers came to the town of Hida Takayama, a mountainous area near the Northern Japanese Alps, and passed down the technique of Western bentwood furniture. From here, a furniture company was born. To this day, Hida continues merge western aesthetics with traditional Japanese crafts techniques and local materials.