Monday, 24 January 2011

Sori Yanagi: Elephant Stool, 1954

Sori Yanagi’s organic forms combine western industrial designs with Japan’s native artisanal traditions. This successful synthesis made him one of the most significant Japanese designers of the post-war era.
The Elephant Stool is one of the most renowned post-war Japanese designs, and is still as convincing as ever with it's clear formal idiom and great functionality. Suitable for indoors, balconies and gardens, the stacking stool can even be used as an easy-to-transport picnic stool.
Unlike the new polypropylene versions from Vitra Design, this piece is from the 80s re-edition for Habitat, made from fibreglass just like the original.
Very rare and collectable! We have 2 of these available.

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