Modern Design /20 March 2005

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Sori Yanagi

Butterfly stool
Tendo
Japan, 1956
rosewood plywood, brass
17 w × 12 d × 15 h in (43 × 30 × 38 cm)

Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool combines the disparate traditions of Eastern philosophy and aesthetics with Western modernism. Rather than drawing on Japanese furniture traditions, the stool's form suggests a reductive interpretation of a Japanese kimono. Literature:0 Design Since 1945, Philadelphia Museum of Art, pg. 137

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,500

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