Shiro Kuramata (1934-1991), Japanese designer and architect. He worked as interior architect and furniture designer, settled in Paris where he created his workshop. He was awarded the “Knight of Arts and Letters” award by the French Ministry of Culture in 1990.
His work is characterized by wanting to defy gravity by finding transparent formal expressions and incorporating light, for them USe materials like glass, acrylic and expanded steel mesh. With the use of these materials, he explores the limits of lightness and gravity, and between material and immaterial.
At the moment several museums of the world expose their creations. We present some of his most representative Works.
Class Chair (1976)
How High the Moon (1986)
Twilingt Time (1985)
Pyramid Furniture (1968)
Images: Shiro Kuramata