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Dinah

c. 1970/2012

by Shiro Kuramata
for Cappellini

Dinah

by Shiro Kuramata
for Cappellini

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Dinah, designed by Shiro Kura­mata, is a re-issue of the drawer unit belong­ing to the famous collec­tion Prog­etti Compiuti”. True to the orig­i­nal from 1970, Dinah is a column composed of 18 white lacquered wooden drawers that open on both sides of the struc­ture. Set in laser-cut metal painted with epoxy powder matt black, Dinah is produced in a numbered edition.

Shiro Kuramata

Japan (1934–1991)

An influential and prolific designer from Japan, Shiro Kuramata created furniture and interiors that often bridged the Eastern and Western design worlds. Born in 1934 in Japan, Kuramata opened his own design firm, Kuramata Design Office in Tokyo around 1965. His work was so important that he was tapped by Cappellini as the designer who would launch their brand onto the international stage by featuring his work in Memphis for the first time in 1987. Kuramata’s furniture often featured industrial materials, including wire, steel mesh, lucite, aluminum, handblown lead crystal, or paper flowers (see his Miss Blanche Chair as an example). His work is displayed in the permanent collections of museums around the world, including Musee Arts Decoratifs in Paris, MoMA in New York, Museum of Modern Art in Tayama, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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