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"Flower Vase #3"

Designer:
Shiro Kuramata (Japanese, 1934–1991)
Manufacturer:
Ishimaru Co. Ltd.
Date:
1989
Medium:
Acrylic, glass
Dimensions:
H. 12, W. 10-5/8, D. 3-1/8 inches (30.5 x 27 x 8 cm)
Classification:
Plastic
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Michael Sze, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.644a-c
Not on view
Kurmata, one of the most important and innovative designers of the late twentieth century, was fascinated by the visual possibilities of acrylics. This vase typifies the elegance and poetic lyricism of his minimalist aesthetic. Its decorative effect changes with light and viewpoint, exploiting the optical effects of the material.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Century of Design, Part IV: 1975-2000," June 25, 2001–January 6, 2002, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Classic/Fantastic: Selections from the Modern Design Collection," December 21, 2007–April 5, 2009.

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