The Progetti Compiuti chest of drawers, designed by Shiro Kuramata, includes an array of furnishing elements with drawers: including two chests of drawers with different shapes SIDE 1 / SIDE 2 (1970); SOLARIS (1977) – a unit with drawers made of wood and metal; and PC_12 (1970) – a piece with 49 asymmetrical drawers, on wheels.
The frame of the Progetti Compiuti chests of drawers is made of black-stained ash. The drawers for SIDE 1, SIDE and PC_12 are finished with white matte lacquer; whereas the drawers for Solaris have the same colour and finish as the frame.
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.