Primate seat, 1970
Baydur, polystyrene, polyurethane, stainless steel, 18 1/4 x 31 1/2 x 18 1/4"
Manufactured by Zanotta
The Museum of Modern Art
Gift of the manufacturer
Primate is a playful and useful seating compromise for Western travelers. It enables respectful guests at Japanese formal dinners to sit with their hosts in the appropriate position, which would otherwise be very painful for unpracticed knees.