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What is this?

Roughly cylindrical form of thin paper layers fanned out to form chair; the front and top cut and shaped to form contoured seat, low arms, and back, the seat further compressed and contoured by designer sitting in chair.

Why is this in our collection?

From Acquisition Justification: "Context: Tokujin Yoshioka became known for his interiors and installation design, but has been exploring furniture and lighting design in recent years. He attended the Kuwasawa Design School, graduating in 1986, and collaborated with two major twentieth-century Japanese designers, the late Shiro Kuramata, and the innovative fashion designer Issey Miyake. In 1988, at the age of 21, Yoshioka was put in charge of Miyake's shop designs. He has also designed accessories for Miyake, and has collaborated with him on many projects, including his "A-POC" installation for the exhibition "Issey Miyaki: Making Things," at the Cartier Foundation in Paris (1998). In 1992, Yoshioka started... more

This is a chair from Japan. It is dated 2001 and we acquired it in 2008. Mueum purchase from Friends of Product Design and Decorative Arts Fund through gift of Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

fanned-open paper layers; seat compressed by body of designer

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 81.3 x 79.1 x 81.3 cm (32 x 31 1/8 x 32 in.)

This object was designed by Tokujin Yoshioka

This object was purchased with funds from: David Seltzer and Lisa Roberts

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Chair, "Honey-Pop", 2001 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 August 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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