This is a armchair. It was designed by Shiro Kuramata and manufactured by Mihoya Glass Co., Ltd.. It is dated 1976. Its medium is glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Utilizing a newly developed adhesive, Kuramata achieved material and visual minimalism with this armchair. Flat planes of glass are bonded together along their edges, without mounts or screws, to create a functional chair that seems simultaneously visible and invisible. The transparent form invites users to question notions of materiality, utility, and comfort.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 86.4 × 90.2 × 61 cm (34 in. × 35 1/2 in. × 24 in.)
Cite this object as
Armchair Armchair; Designed by Shiro Kuramata (Japanese, 1934 - 1991); Manufactured by Mihoya Glass Co., Ltd.; glass; H x W x D: 86.4 × 90.2 × 61 cm (34 in. × 35 1/2 in. × 24 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-58
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.