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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF B. V. DOSHI

Sori Yanagi
TWO 'BUTTERFLY' STOOLS
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 2,50,000 INR
JUMP TO LOT
45

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF B. V. DOSHI

Sori Yanagi
TWO 'BUTTERFLY' STOOLS
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 2,50,000 INR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Sori Yanagi
1915 - 2011
TWO 'BUTTERFLY' STOOLS
Quantity: 2
Plywood, metal hardware
17 ½ x 12 x 15 ½ in. (44.45 x 30.48 x 39.37 cm.)
Manufactured circa 1950s
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Provenance

Acquired directly from Sori Yanagi in 1958

Literature

A. von Vegesack, P. Dunas, and M. Schwartz-Clauss, eds., 100 Masterpieces from the VitraDesign Museum, Weil am Rhein, 1996, pp. 160-161 (similar example)


D. Ngo and E. Pfeiffer, Bent Ply: The Art of Plywood Furniture, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2003, p. 120 (similar example)

Catalogue Note

In 1958  I spent four months in Japan where I had the privilege of spending time with Professor Kenzō Tange, who also won the Pritzker in 1987, and Mr. Sori Yanagi.

Yanagi, I thought was one of the most reserved artists and industrial designers. In his studio I was fascinated by his butterfly plywood stools. How graceful and simple they were. They remind us of the true essence of design. I purchased four stools and used them often.

- B. V. Doshi, 2018

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