Sori Yanagi

Sori Yanagi, born in 1915 in Tokyo, attended art school in the city and worked from 1940 to 1942 in the office of the designer Charlotte Perriand.

In 1952, he founded the Yanagi Industrial Design Institute, which created a prolific number of articles of daily use and furnishings. Sori Yanagi’s organic forms combine western industrial designs with Japan’s native artisanal traditions. This successful synthesis made Sori Yanagi one of the most significant Japanese designers of the post-war era. In addition to furniture, he also designed lighting, glass objects, cutlery, children’s toys, metro stations, cars and motorcycles.

In 1977, Sori Yanagi was named director of the Japanese Folk Art Museum in Tokyo. –Vitra.com
He died in Tokyo in 2011.

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

Books. Fiction. Film. Music. Non-Fiction. Literature

African Literature

You May Also Like

Christa Franke

My connection with the late Christa Franke…  

Devils in Daylight by Junichiro Tanizaki: translated by J. Keith Vincent

A suspenseful early novella about obsession, voyeurism, and Tokyo’s seedy criminal underworld One morning, ...

NOWNESS: Photographers in Focus: Dennis Morris

Legendary Photographer Dennis Morris on Bob Marley, Johnny Rotten, and Getting Shot Gavin Haynes ...

Benjamin Clementine @ Barcelona 2016

His stirring, impassioned tenor sounds like it’s from another world, but it’s the singer’s ...