Sori Yanagi (JP)

柳宗理 (1915–2011)

インダストリアルデザイナー。戦後間もなくデザインの研究に着手し、1953年財団法人柳工業デザイン研究会を設立。家具やキッチンツールなどの生活用品から大型公共構造物まで手がけ、東京・札幌のオリンピックデザインにも参加した。デザイン活動のかたわら、多くの大学で長年にわたり教鞭をとる。1977年より約30年にわたり日本民藝館長も務めた。2002年に文化功労者として顕彰される。

 

Sōri Yanagi (1915–2011) was a Japanese product designer.  He remains one of the most known and most influential designers in Japan and the world. His design merged simplicity and practicality with elements of traditional Japanese crafts and illustrate his thinking: True beauty is not made, it is born naturally. He was influenced by Le Corbusier as well as by Charlotte Perriand when after World War II, he designed many industrial products for Japanese and international companies from tableware, furniture, electronics, vehicles to architectural items. His work are included in major design collections such as the Museum of Modern Art New York  among many others.

 

 

 

 

インダストリアルデザイナー。戦後間もなくデザインの研究に着手し、1953年財団法人柳工業デザイン研究会を設立。家具やキッチンツールなどの生活用品から大型公共構造物まで手がけ、東京・札幌のオリンピックデザインにも参加した。デザイン活動のかたわら、多くの大学で長年にわたり教鞭をとる。1977年より約30年にわたり日本民藝館長も務めた。2002年に文化功労者として顕彰される。

 

Sōri Yanagi (1915–2011) was a Japanese product designer.  He remains one of the most known and most influential designers in Japan and the world. His design merged simplicity and practicality with elements of traditional Japanese crafts and illustrate his thinking: True beauty is not made, it is born naturally. He was influenced by Le Corbusier as well as by Charlotte Perriand when after World War II, he designed many industrial products for Japanese and international companies from tableware, furniture, electronics, vehicles to architectural items. His work are included in major design collections such as the Museum of Modern Art New York  among many others.