Inspired by the play between the warp and the weft in cloth, the Ami Ami chair whose name in Japanese literally means "to weave" was born of the desire of the designer, Tokujin Yoshioka, to reproduce one of the stylistic icons typical of his country - weaving.
The simple squared off lines contrast with the richness of the weaving and this is achieved on the inner and outer surfaces through a complex industrial process which recreates the motif using a single mold. Ami Ami brings together the appeal of oriental culture and the use of innovative materials like polycarbonate.
- Transparent or batch-colored polycarbonate
- Width: 43 cm / 16.875 inch
- Height: 85 cm / 33.5 inch
- Depth: 51 cm / 20.125 inch
- Seat Height: 46 cm / 18.125 inch
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Kartell Ami Ami Chair (Priced Each, Sold in Sets of 2) Designed by:
- Tokujin Yoshioka
Tokujin Yoshioka is a Japanese artist and designer. Many of his works are part of the permanent collections of museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Vitra Design Museum in Germany. In 2007, Yoshioka was selected by the Japanese edition of Newsweek as one of the "100 most respected Japanese by the world."
Yoshioka's recent notable work would be the store design concepts for Swarovski, including his work for the Swarovski flagship in Ginza. In the line of space designs, Yoshioka has been producing the boutique designs for Issey Miyake for more than 20 years.