Shiro Kuramata Incorporated Artistic Whimsy into His Creations

By: Meghan Young - Apr 16, 2014
References: shirokuramata & core77
The work of Shiro Kuramata, a Japanese furniture designer, can be described as many things and lacking is not one of them. Full of imagination and creativity, Shiro Kuramata pushed boundaries through both form and function to bring to life pieces that are as much works of art as they are pieces of furniture. His pension for using both odd materials and shapes is what really makes his designs stand out.

Best known for his Miss Blanche and How High the Moon Chairs, Shiro Kuramata designs appear to be the reincarnation of dreams. Ettore Sottsass writes, "For him, around an object, or around a piece of furniture or around an installation there is never a silence, never abstract dust; always the air around is vibrating, as if it were shaken by a central provocation."