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Design by Tokujin Yoshioka, 2008.
Made in Italy by Kartell.
Inspired by the play between the warp and the weft in cloth, the Ami Ami chair, whose name in Japanese literally means "to weave", was born of the desire to reproduce one of the stylistic icons typical of designer Tokujin Yoshioka's country - weaving. The simple squared off lines contrast with the richness of the weaving, achieved on the inner and outer surfaces through a complex industrial process which recreates the motif using a single mold.
Ami Ami brings together the appeal of oriental culture and the use of innovative materials like polycarbonate. Suitable for indoor/outdoor applications, the Ami Ami Chair stacks 4 units high.
Suitable for indoor/outdoor use.
Material(s): Transparent or batch-dyed polycarbonate
Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka
Born in Saga, Japan (1967). Tokujin Yoshioka worked under Shiro Kuramata in 1987 and Issey Miyake since 1988. He established his own studio, Tokujin Yoshioka Design in 2000.
Many of Tokujin Yoshioka's designs have been highly evaluated as art works simply, more than design works. Some of his most important works are displayed as part of permanent collections in the world's well-known museums, such as Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Vitra Design Museum.View other products by Tokujin Yoshioka
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