Sori Yanagi (JP)

柳宗理 (1915–2011)



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.