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Sori Yanagi

Sori Yanagi


Designed by Sori Yanagi in 1954 and won the golden compass in 1957.

The concept of symetry is beautifully manifested in the joined wings of Sori Yanagi’s Butterfly Stool. Executed using the pressed plywood molding technique invented by Charles and Ray Eames, this graceful stool marries ancient Japanese forms with modern Western materials.
The stool is made from two curving and inverted L-shaped maple sections, each forming one leg and half of the seat. A metal rod midway between the legs serves as a stretcher and holds the stool together.
H : 39 cm
W : 42 cm
D : 31 cm
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