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Wink Lounge

c. 1980

by Toshiyuki Kita
for Cassina

Wink Lounge

by Toshiyuki Kita
for  Cassina

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The Wink Lounge is ergonom­i­cally correct and exquis­itely versa­tile. Designed in 1980, Wink clev­erly unfolds from a lounge chair into a chaise-longue. The back, and head-rest can be adjusted by means of the handles on the side. A pop look brings the design to life as it can be person­al­ized in either leather, or in an ample array of fabrics and colors, with more added regu­larly. Designer Toshiyuki Kita explains, sitting on Wink means sitting on the floor and, when you are seated there, accord­ing to orien­tal tradi­tion, your spirit rises.” 

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Toshiyuki Kita

Japan (1942)

Born in Osaka, Japan in 1942, Toshiyuki Kita is a modern furniture and product designer. His work is featured in various permanent collections in museums around the world. Most notably, Kita’s Wink Chair was placed in MoMA’s permanent collection in 1981, and his Kick Table was included in 1984. Both pieces are also featured at the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Germany. Kita is often exhibiting his designs in various countries all over Europe and Asia, and has design offices in both Italy and Japan. Outside of his furniture work, Kita is known for his design for Sharp’s Aquas line of LCD televisions.

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