Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata's 1989 Miss Blanche chair has sold for its highest ever price during an auction at Sotheby's London. The cast-resin Miss Blanche armchair fetched as part of the Century Design sale, which totalled over million.
pinned MORE FOR the TABLE & BENCH style the the heat sensitive paint. "Linger A Little Longer" Table by Jay Watson, uses a thermochromic finish to respond to the heat of objects and people, bringing to light the impact of the user on his furniture.
Shiro Kuramata, Miss Blanche, 1988 The “Miss Blanche” armchair is named after the central figure in the Tennessee Williams drama A Streetcar Named Desire. Kuramata’s Plexiglas roses refer to the dreamlike world of illusion in which Blanche lives
Shiro Kuramata is one of Japan's most important designers of the century. Kuramata was mainly known for his use of industrial materials such as wire steel mesh and lucite to create architectural interiors and furniture.
Miss Blanche Shiro Kuramata Design: 1988 Production: 1989 to the present Manufacturer: Kuramata Design Office, Tokyo Size: x x seat height cms Material: acrylic resin, plastic, epoxycoated aluminum tubes