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What is this?

Low, roughly cylindrical form made from upright roll of alternating layers of black and white pleated paper, the roll slit at front and the layers peeled back on themselves, creating surface effect of feathery ruffles; center indentation forms nest-like seat rising to a peaked back.

This is a chair from Japan. It is dated 2008 and we acquired it in 2009. Gift of Friedman Benda, New York and Nendo. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

paper, resin

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 78.7 x 74.9 x 68.6 cm (31 x 29 1/2 x 27 in.)

This object was designed by nendo (Japanese, 2002-) and design director: Oki Sato

This object was donated by nendo (Japanese, 2002-) and Friedman Benda Gallery

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18731347/ |title=Chair, "Cabbage", 2008 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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