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Ginza Wooden Robot by Umeda Masanori for Memphis Milano Collection

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Ginza wooden robot with plastic laminate, shelves & drawers by Masanori Umeda for Memphis Milano collection Additional information: Wooden robot with plastic laminate, shelves and drawers. Collection: Memphis Milano Designer: Masanori Umeda Year: 1982 Dimensions: W 150, D 42, H 175 cm The product is purchased with authenticity certificate and guarantee stamp. Pricing: price does not include VAT Masanori Umeda was born in Kanagawa – Tokyo in 1941. He obtained a diploma at Tokyo’s Kuwasawa Design School in 1962. He moved to Milan in 1967, where he worked for Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. In 1981 Umeda designed his most famous work for Memphis: the Tawaraya boxing Ring, where all the founders designers are shown together in one of the most iconic images of Memphis Group. He returned to Japan in 1986, where opened his studio and continued to design postmodern, poetic and ironic furnitures. His works are exhibited in many museums throughout the world. Memphis is the great cultural phenomenon of the 1980s that revolutionized creative and commercial logics in design. Born from the idea of Ettore Sottsass and a group of young designers and architects, in Milan, coupled in the years by famous designers from the international scene, Memphis turned upside down all of the existing parameters on living. Ettore Sottsass as the backbone of the group, design gained a new concept and expression through new shapes, materials and patterns, expanding the creative limits of the industry. Memphis became a symbol of New Design. Its influence is still clear in various sectors of production and beyond.

Details

  • Creator
    Masanori Umeda (Designer),Memphis Milano (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 68.9 in. (175 cm)Width: 59.06 in. (150 cm)Depth: 16.54 in. (42 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Plastic,Laminated
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1982
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    11-12 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Pregnana Milanese, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4830124109312

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    to United States 0, arrives in 3-7 weeks, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Pregnana Milanese, Italy
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Maker

Memphis Milano

Trends are cyclical, and even the ones that distinguish an era find a way of returning back in vogue. Memphis Groups design's are a perfect example of how a movement that had top praise during the 80s, could once again regain its admiration in present day 2020. Memphis Milano is the powerful cultural phenomenon of the 1980s that revolutionized creative and commercial logics in design. Born from the idea of Ettore Sottsass and a group of young designers and architects, in Milan, coupled in the years by famous designers from the international scene, Memphis turned upside down all of the existing parameters on living. Ettore Sottsass as the backbone of the group, design gained a new concept and expression through new shapes, materials and patterns, expanding the creative limits of the industry. Memphis became a symbol of New Design. Its influence is still clear in various sectors of production and beyond.
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