Japanese Designer Sori Yanagi Passes Away at 96


He might be one of the greatest designers out of Japan, ever. Sori Yanagi, the creator of the often replicated Butterfly Stool and assorted kitchen items and more passes away at 96. I’m not sure if the title for the Washington Post article is cool, calling him a pioneer designer of arty stools and kitchenware, but if that’s how he’s seen, rather than creating useful and beautiful objects, then that’s short sighted. Would they call and or dismiss the Eames chairs arty? I doubt it. Yet, Yanagi is indeed a pioneer and kept his work useful and clean. When I see his body of work, I feel like I understand the man. If that’s really the case, I’ll never know, but his work stands out and it’s always of quality. (Washington Post – Yanagi)

 


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