Modern Design /07 October 2008

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Rei Kawakubo

No1 chair
Pallucco Italia S.A.S.
Japan, 1983
zinc-plated and welded steel
20½ w × 20½ d × 26 h in (52 × 52 × 66 cm)

Rei Kawakubo is renowned for her avant-garde fashion designs. In 1973 she established her company Comme des Garçons, two years later she opened her first boutique in Tokyo, and by the 1980s she added furniture design to her repertoire. Just like her clothing designs, Kawakubo’s forms challenge established ideas of beauty.

estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $1,800

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