Shiro KURAMATA


In the late 1960s Kuramata realized the possibilities of modern science and technology to become a global designer known for his innovative works. These include many pieces which use a mix of diverse mediums including acrylic, glass, aluminum, and steel mesh. He was born in Tokyo in 1934. He attended the Tokyo Metropolitan Kogei High School and began work at Teikoku Kuzai in 1953. From 1953 to 1956 he studied at Kuwasawa Design Research Center, Department of Living Design, and in 1957 moved to Mie Prefecture to work in advertising, creating window displays. In 1956 he began his own office, Kuramata Design. In 1967 he gained attention after collaborating with Tadanori Yokoo on an interior design project.

From around this time, he started to use the acrylic that he would favor for the rest of his life, creating transparent, weightless works emulating that cloating space of everyday life. Kuramata gained international recognition with his 1970 series "Furniture in Irregular Forms". He was awarded the Mainichi Design Prize in 1972. In 1981 he participated in an exhibition in Memphis set up by Ettore Sottssas Jr., showing works as part of a new Italian design movement alongside Arata Isozaki and Michael Graves. He was awarded the French Order of Culture in 1990. He suffered from heart failure in 1991 and passed away at the age of 56.

 


Glass Chair Miniature
2008
Glass
W15.0xD10.0xH15.0cm

   

 


Flower Vase #1301 (Violet)
Acrylic
W8.0xD8.0xH22.0cm



Flower Vase #1301 (Pale pink)
Acrylic
W8.0xD8.0xH22.0cm


Flower Vase #1301 (Blue)
Acrylic
W8.0xD8.0xH22.0cm

 


Flower Vase #1302
Acrylic
W11.0xD11.0xH21.0cm



Flower Vase #1303
Acrylic

W26.9xD8.0xH26.0cm


Perfume Bottle No. 3
2008
Body: crystal
Cap: aluminum stained alumite finish
6.8x5.0x5.0cm
Ed.30
Comes with certification (signed by his wife, Mieko KURAMATA)

 


L'EAU D'ISSEY
2008
Perfume bottle(20mL
7.3x5.2x5.2cm
Box size
:10.2x10.2x10.2cm
Ed.1000



Just in time

Melamine board, twigs, yarn, stainless steel
51.5x36.5xD0.8cm
Sticker on reverse bottom right


Writing desk

1983
H72.5×W160.0×D47.3cm

 


Floating Feather (white)
c.a. 2004
Acrylic
14.0×9.5×8.0cm


Floating Feather (yellow)

c.a. 2004
Acrylic
14.0×9.5×8.0cm

 


Sealing of rose
2004
Acryl
H20.0x20.0x6.0cm
Sticker on back
*Sold during "Project Shiro Kuramata "(2004、Issey Miyake
)
SOLD

 

 


Chair

1983
H70.0×W69.0×D73.0cm
SOLD

 



Mirror
1983
H80.0×W50.0×D5.5cm
SOLD


Mirror (black)

1983
H80.0×W50.0×D5.5cm
SOLD

 

 

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 Exhibitions
2018
295th Gallery exhibition: Arata ISOZAKI × Shiro KURAMATA: In the ruins , Jan 9-Jan 27, 2018

 

2009
180th Gallery exhibition: Arata ISOZAKI Book Archives I - TSUKUBA 1983 , Oct 27-Nov 3, 2009