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Shiro Kuramata

Glass Chair

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Property from an Important Private Collection

Shiro Kuramata

Shiro Kuramata

Glass Chair

Glass Chair

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

40,320

USD

Property from an Important Private Collection

Shiro Kuramata

Glass Chair


circa 1976

number 22 from an edition of 40

produced by Mihoya Glass, Tokyo

glass

35 x 35 3/8 x 23 5/8 in. (88.9 x 89.8 x 60 cm)

Overall in excellent condition. The glass elements of the chair, which are bonded by a powerful photobond adhesive, appear undisturbed and in original condition. The glass presents with some extremely light scuffing and faint surface scratches concentrated to the feet as consistent with gentle use. Please note that a pamphlet from the Kuramata Design Office will be provided together with the chair, providing further information on handling, display and maintenance. Examples of the model are in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, High Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Modern Art and Vitra Design Museum.


 In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Barry Friedman, New York
Christie's New York, Barry Friedman: The Eclectic Eye, March 24, 2014, lot 24
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Tanaka Ikko and Koike Kazuko, Japan Design: The Four Seasons in Design, San Francisco, 1984, p. 118, no. 49
Shiro Kuramata 1934-1991, exh. cat., Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1996, pp. 24, 42-43 and 149
Arata Isozaki, Shiro Kuramata and Ettore Sottsass, Shiro Kuramata 1967-1987, Tokyo, Japan, 1988, p. 57
Deyan Sudjic, Shiro Kuramata: Essays and Writings, London, 2013, front cover and pp. 93-94
Deyan Sudjic, Shiro Kuramata: Catalogue of Works, London, 2013, p. 297