An homage to the masters of early 20th century Modernism, the Sofa with Arms armchair by Shiro Kuramata has a structure made of chromed tubular metal, padded with polyurethane foam and upholstered with the fabrics and leathers from the collection.
The dynamic lines and the chosen materials define its contemporary style, while the simplicity of its innate elegance is undeniably evocative of the distinctive Japanese style.
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.