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Vitra Stacking Elephant Stool

$150 Non-Member
$120 Member
Members save up to 20% & free shipping $35+
Member discount applies, but other discounts do not apply.
Online Only

Vitra Stacking Elephant Stool

$150 Non-Member
$120 Member
Members save up to 20% & free shipping $35+
Member discount applies, but other discounts do not apply.

Color:  Black

Item# 801237-801236
Member discount applies, but other discounts do not apply.
Shipping surcharge of $50.00 
Shipping surcharge of $50.00 
Special Order: Please allow 8-12 weeks for shipping per item.
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Playful inspiration from the animal kingdom meets utilitarian elegance in Sori Yanagi’s stool. In profile, the three-legged form resembles an abstract elephant—a nod to the strength of the sturdy, stackable design. Available in black or cream, they can be used as indoor accents, on a patio or garden, or as easily portable picnic stools. This stool is included in MoMA’s collection as a prime example of postwar Japanese design. Made in Germany by Vitra, a manufacturer of iconic modern furnishings that’s widely represented in the Museum’s collection.

Born and educated in Tokyo, Sori Yanagi worked from 1940 to 1942 in the office of the designer Charlotte Perriand. In 1952, he founded the Yanagi Industrial Design Institute, which created a prolific range of housewares and furnishings. In addition to furniture, he also designed lighting, glass objects, cutlery, toys, metro stations, cars, and motorcycles. Yanagi’s organic forms combine Western industrial designs with Japan’s native artisanal traditions. This synthesis made him one of the most significant Japanese designers of the postwar era. Five examples of his work are included in MoMA’s collection.

  • Designer
    Sori Yanagi
  • Size
    14.5h x 20w x 18.25"diam.
  • Material
    Polypropylene
  • Origin
    Germany
  • Special shipping charge of $50.00
  • Shipping Method: Front Door Delivery
  • This item cannot be shipped outside of the contiguous U.S.
  • This item is final sale and non-returnable.

$7.95 Flat standard shipping fee available. Learn More.

In response to COVID-19 we are not able to provide deliveries inside customer homes. Deliveries will be left at the doorstep. Please note COVID-19 related production and shipping challenges may result in delays.

Playful inspiration from the animal kingdom meets utilitarian elegance in Sori Yanagi’s stool. In profile, the three-legged form resembles an abstract elephant—a nod to the strength of the sturdy, stackable design. Available in black or cream, they can be used as indoor accents, on a patio or garden, or as easily portable picnic stools. This stool is included in MoMA’s collection as a prime example of postwar Japanese design. Made in Germany by Vitra, a manufacturer of iconic modern furnishings that’s widely represented in the Museum’s collection.

Born and educated in Tokyo, Sori Yanagi worked from 1940 to 1942 in the office of the designer Charlotte Perriand. In 1952, he founded the Yanagi Industrial Design Institute, which created a prolific range of housewares and furnishings. In addition to furniture, he also designed lighting, glass objects, cutlery, toys, metro stations, cars, and motorcycles. Yanagi’s organic forms combine Western industrial designs with Japan’s native artisanal traditions. This synthesis made him one of the most significant Japanese designers of the postwar era. Five examples of his work are included in MoMA’s collection.

  • Designer
    Sori Yanagi
  • Size
    14.5h x 20w x 18.25"diam.
  • Material
    Polypropylene
  • Origin
    Germany
  • Special shipping charge of $50.00
  • Shipping Method: Front Door Delivery
  • This item cannot be shipped outside of the contiguous U.S.
  • This item is final sale and non-returnable.

$7.95 Flat standard shipping fee available. Learn More.

In response to COVID-19 we are not able to provide deliveries inside customer homes. Deliveries will be left at the doorstep. Please note COVID-19 related production and shipping challenges may result in delays.

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