An umbrella stand, waiting for an umbrella

An umbrella stand, waiting for an umbrella
Umbrella Stand, Shiro Kuramata 
(Japanese, 1934-1991)


There’s also this illusion:

An umbrella stand, waiting for an umbrella
The OBA-Q lamp, made from a rigid plastic sheet.

These are two of the lesser-known works of this Japanese designer, who used industrial materials like glass, acrylic and steel mesh to create chairs, vases and tables.


A good article about him: How designer Shiro Kuramata helped change views of Japan, Financial Times>>

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