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Kani Rattan Chair

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Kani Rattan Chair
Description
Considered a masterpiece of ergonomic design from the 1960s, the inspiration for this imaginative chair designed becomes clear when you learn “kani” means crab in Japanese. Both striking with its unique shape and supremely comfortable, this chair is perfect for lounging, reading a book and watching TV. The Kani Chair is a conversation piece which is also a great place to sit during conversations with guests and family members. The tan rattan seat and black iron legs makes this a great accent piece. Made in Indonesia by Yamakawa, a manufacturer represented in MoMA’s collection. Weight limit: 220 lbs.

The Kani Chair was designed by Yano Toshio who was born in 1925 and is considered a pioneer in ergonomic furniture design. In 1970, he created the Toshio Yano Design Lab and in 1980 he began teaching at the Education Department of Hirosaki University. In the 1990s he became interested in Jomon Culture (Japan’s Neolithic period) which inspired some of his later furniture designs.
Details
  • Designer
    Yano Toshio
  • Size
    28h x 35w x 23"d
  • Materials
    Rattan, Iron
  • Year of Design
    1960
  • Origin
    Indonesia