ISAMU KENMOCHI & ISAMU NOGUCHI“Bamboo Chair”

Structure in lacquered metal, seat and backrest in bamboo braiding
Unique prototype realized in 1950, today lost
Unique edition manufactured at only 50 exemplars for the exhibition “Design : Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Kenmochi” at the Noguchi Museum (New York, United States) in 2008
Edition realized by Kenmochi Design Associates in partnership with Shoosaku Kondo and Y.M.K. Co, Ltd., Shioji ; with the support of the Noguchi Museum
Underside fire-marked 4 times including its number “NFGM 2010 11/50” 
1950 / 2008-2010
Height: 27 9/16 in. / Length: 33 1/2 in. / Width: 31 1/2 in.

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ABOUT Isamu Noguchi

1904-1988, 

États-Unis

Isamu Noguchi is an American artist of Japanese descent. He is mostly qualified as a sculptor but he also worked in the design, gardens, and scenography fields: multi-faced, artistically and personally, he represents, in his own words, “the fusion of two worlds, East and West [and hopes to reflect] more than both.”

ABOUT Isamu Kenmochi

1912-1971, 

Japon

Isamu Kenmochi (剣持勇) is a Japanese designer. He is one of the initiators of industrial design in his country. He adapted foreign manufacturing methods and took advantage of technologies advances that he had observed during his international trips. He thus shaped a two-faced Japanese modern design where a reasonable production coexists in harmony with traditional crafts.