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GLASS SHELVES #1 '1976', by Shiro Kuramata for Glas Italia

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Glass Shelves #1 (1976) Shelves is shown here in the transparent glass. Bookcase characterised by the extraordinary formal cleanness and the golden proportions, entirely realized in thermo-welded mm. 12 thick transparent glass, without the aid of any foreign element. Historical and iconic product of the international design, designed in 1976 by the great master Shiro Kuramata Born in Tokyo. Graduates the Department of Interior Design at the Kuwasawa Design Institute in 1956. After working at the Advertisement Department of San-ai Co., Ltd., the Interior Design Department of Matsuya Co., Ltd., establishes Kuramata Design Office in 1965. He designs a long list of furniture, products, and commercial facilities including Seibu Department Store Capsule Corner. In 1981 joins Memphis at Ettore Sottsass’s invitation. In year of 1989 holds solo exhibition in Paris and gains high international recognition. Receives the Mainichi Industrial Design Award, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His design expressing agravity and floating feeling in unique sensitivity made an impact to the design area. His representative works includes furniture such as Miss Blanche, Glass Chair, How High the Moon, and a number of commercial architecture includes Issey Miyake's boutiques. After his death, the exhibition ‘’Shiro Kuramata 1934-1991’’ at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art of 1996 tours 7 cities around the world. Additional information: - Dimensions: KUS W 165, D 35, H 196 Attention, this product has been realized in just one piece of big dimensions, presents extreme gluing and is very fragile. Any stroke can cause irreparable damages. During the transport and moving, the box must always stay in a horizontal position. It is necessary to have great caution by handling and placing it and great care by using it. The side shelves must never be loaded too much or stressed in any way. To move the bookcase lift it taking it always from the vertical shoulders and never from the shelves. For a safer taking we suggest you to use ant slipping gloves. Before ordering it, please make sure that all suitable conditions both for transport and loading/unloading (only with forklift) and for its use are provided. Please note that the list price excludes VAT. An additional VAT charge may apply.
  • Creator:
    Shiro Kuramata (Designer),Glas Italia (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 77.17 in (196 cm)Width: 64.97 in (165 cm)Depth: 13.78 in (35 cm)
  • Style:
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Glass,Tempered
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    Contemporary
  • Production Type:
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time:
    6-7 weeks
  • Condition:
  • Seller Location:
    Macherio, IT
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: KUS1stDibs: LU5155218542012
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