(1934 - 1991)
Shiro Kuramata was active/lived in Japan. Shiro Kuramata is known for mod design, sculpture.
Biography Shiro Kuramata
Born in Japan in 1931, Shiro Kuramata founded the Kuramata Design office in Tokyo in 1965. Working closely with the Memphis group movement and designing vitrines for Issey Miyake in Paris, New York and Tokyo, he is considered one of the greatest design references of the 20th century. As Ettore Sottsass writes himself, his pieces are in “a permanent state of suspense”, describing the artist`s talent for choreographing motion and dreamy weightlessness into unique and very poetic compositions. Exhibited in MoMA, his work is imbued with a singular perspective of the West`s century old fascination for Japanese Decorative Arts. He was given the Knighthood of Arts and Literature in France in 1990. Creations such as Glass chair of 1968 and Miss Bla
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