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Beauty born, not made: Sori Yanagi

Monday, 04 May 2015


Sori Yanagi, ‘Butterfly stool’ 1954, bent plywood, brass, 41.5 x 47.5 x 34; seat height 35 centimeters

Image credit: Yanagi Design Office & Tendo Co., Ltd



The retrospective ‘Beauty born, not made: Sori Yanagi’, is a showcase of the life, works, and philosophy of Japanese product designer, Sori Yanagi, and his exhibition will held at Lim Hak Tai Gallery from April 29 to May 17, 2015.


Born in 1915 in Tokyo, as the son of Soetsu Yanagi, who founded the “mingei” movement, which celebrated Japanese folk crafts and the beauty of everyday objects, Sori Yanagi (1915–2011) is one of the most famous product designers in Japan and his products include furniture, drinking fountains, man-hole covers, Olympic cauldrons, pedestrian overpasses, and more.



Event: Beauty born, not made: Sori Yanagi

Date: April 29 to May 17, 2015
Venue: Lim Hak Tai Gallery, NAFA Campus 1
Address: 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore
Hours: Tues - Sun (11.00am - 7.00pm)
Phone: (+65) 6512 4043
Admission: Free


‘Sori Yanagi: Design in Everday Life’, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 

Image credit: Yanagi Design Office 



The exhibition also marks the launch of ‘Essays by Sori Yanagi’, a highly anticipated account of his design philosophies, as one of the few texts on designer which is available in English. In addition, the exhibition will feature a reading corner, furnished with various texts written by Yanagi, as well as some of the material that he kept in his studio as a constant reference for his work. Other highlights include Yanagi’s highly prized prototypes.


Besides the exhibition, there will be a Sori Yanagi Pop-up store and selected items by the designer will be available for sale at Kapok at NDC.


Date: April 29 - May 17, 2015

Venue: kapok at ndc

Address: 111 Middle Road #01-05, National Design Centre Singapore 188969

Phone: (+65) 6339 7987
Hours: Daily (11.00am – 9.00pm)



Source: The Sori Yanagi Exhibition Committee


Photos: Yanagi Design OfficePosted by Admin in Arts & Culture on 04 May 2015


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