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Japanese Modern Set of Coffee Tables by Isamu Kenmochi, 1960's

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Coffee table designed by Isamu Kenmochi manufactured by Tendo Mokko in Japan, circa 1967. In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Isamu Kenmochi (1912 -1971) was a Japanese modernist designer significant in the development of Japanese industrial design after World War II. Kenmochi graduated from the Tokyo College of Industrial Arts, (now Chiba University Faculty of Engineering) in 1932. After his graduation, Kenmochi worked at the Industrial Arts Research Institute in Tokyo. Kenmochi met artist and designer Isamu Noguchi in the summer of 1950 on Noguchi's first trip to Japan. Together, the two developed a number of furniture designs, pioneering the Japanese Modern style which integrated the material culture of Japanese furniture with modernist styles. In 1952, Kenmochi visited the United States,writing about the visit in the Industrial Arts Research Institute's publication, Kogei Nyusu. Later that year, Kenmochi became a founding member of the Japan Industrial Designers Association. In 1964, Kenmochi's 1958 design for a lounge chair commissioned by the Yamakawa Rattan Company was added to the design collection of the MoMA. The design additionally won the G-Mark Prize (Good Design Selection System).
  • Creator:
    Isamu Kenmochi (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 17.92 in (45.5 cm)Width: 35.63 in (90.5 cm)Depth: 23.82 in (60.5 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Minimalist (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1961
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Uccle, BE
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU6101237985402
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