Introduction
Sōri Yanagi (柳宗理 1915–2011) was a Japanese product designer. He played a role in Japanese modern design developed after World War II to the high-growth period in the Japanese economy. He is both a representative of the wholly Japanese modern designer and a full-blown modernist who merged simplicity and practicality with elements of traditional Japanese crafts.
Wikidata
Q181996
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Introduction
Japanese industrial designer active from the mid-20th century. He first studied painting at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts (1936-1940), then became the assistant to the architect Junzo Sakakura. He established his own studio, the Yanagi Industrial Design Institute in 1952. He has designed objects including furniture, eating utensils, automobiles, and monuments. He is the son of Soetsu Yanagi, the philosopher and critic responsible for the Mingei movement of Japanese folk craft. Sori Yanagi later became the director of the Mingeikan, the museum founded by his father.
Nationality
Japanese
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Architect, Designer, Museum Director, Writer, Furniture Designer, Industrial Designer, Painter
Names
Sori Yanagi, Sōri Yanagi, Munemichi Yanagi
Ulan
500126289
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