Between The Form And Functionality

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Created in 1988 by Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata, ‘How High the Moon’ is a chair that offers a deeper meaning and philosophical meditation in a form of a functional object. In this project, Kuramata played with one of the most iconic forms of Western furniture, almost absent in Japanese culture and design. Made of steel mesh, without any frame, the chair doesn’t provide any of its traditional structure. Although its shape reminds a conventional armchair, its almost transparent appearance and the material it was made of suggests a tension between a form and function.

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