Homage to Mondrian
Shiro Kuramata is known as one of the most influential japanese designers of the 20th century. As an interior designer, he designed over 300 restaurants and bars, primarily in Japan. It was in 1977 that he became recognised for design on the international stage for his s-shaped ‘Progretti Compuiuti Side 1’ and other furniture designs.
With his Homage To Mondrian cabinet, Kuramata has combined the aesthetics of European abstract art, with the minimalistic lines of Japanese furniture. Designed in 1975, the cabinet features the iconic lines of dutch artist Piet Mondrian’s artwork ‘Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow’.
Made from laquered wood, the cabinet features unique storage areas with hidden drawers and shelves, that unfold almost like origami.
The cabinet has been put into production in 2009 by Cappellini.
Designer: Shiro Kuramata