Shiro Kuramata, recipient of France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, is highly regarded for his interior and furniture design. His most famous works, which possess a poetic, dreamlike quality — such as the “Miss Blanche” clear acrylic chair, which has roses suspended in it — inspired the “Floating Design” title of this exhibition.
Kuramata’s pieces are accompanied by contemporaneous artists and designers — some of whom influenced his work and others who were his personal acquaintances. The selection of works explores why Kuramata’s designs have captivated many fans over the decades; July 6-Sept. 1.
The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama; 048-824-0111; 9-30-1 Tokiwa, Urawa-ku, Saitama; Kita-Urawa Station, Kehin Tohoku Line; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,100. Closed Mon. (except July 15). www.pref.saitama.lg.jp/uploaded/attachment/564780.pdf
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