Created as a tribute to the 1980’s, the decade during which the original design was made and when Shiro Kuramata began his fertile collaboration with Cappellini, sedia 01 Chair features an ultralight volume and is characterized by the sinuous interweaving of lines and arches.
The structure of 01 Chair is made of iron tube with a polished chrome or matte varnished finish, in anthracite. The seat cover is fixed and comes in the leathers offered in the collection.
From 1965, when Shiro Kuramata founded the Kuramata Design Office in Tokyo, to 1991, when he died, Kuramata designed some of the most significant and lasting items ever produced. Besides his connection with the Japanese design world, Kuramata’s significance in western design is shown first with Memphis, than in 1987 with Cappellini which made him its best designer to introduce the brand on international stage. His work is represented in the permanent collections of Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, of New York Moma, of Metropolitan Museum and of the Museum of Modern Art in Toyama.