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SORI YANAGI Stainless Steel Serving Platters 18cm/25cm/32cm (Set of 3)

SORI YANAGI

2303600 / 2303500 / 2303400

Product Information

  • Brand: Sori Yanagi
  • Model: 2303600 / 2303500 / 2303400
  • Material: 18-8 Stainless steel
  • Product type: Serving Platters
  • Country of origin: Japan
  • 18cm Platter (approx): 181×150×18 mm, Diameter: 150 mm, Height: 18 mm, 130 g
  • 25cm Platter (approx): 250×205×20 mm, Diameter: 205 mm, Height: 20 mm, 294 g
  • 32cm Platter (approx): 317×258×20 mm, Diameter: 258 mm, Height: 20 mm, 460 g
  • Shipping weight (approx): 890 g

Key Features

  • Set of 3 Platters (18 cm, 25 cm, 32 cm).
  • Good design award in 1999.

Background

Sori Yanagi was born in 1915 in Tokyo, Japan, as the son of Soetsu Yanagi, who founded the "mingei" movement which celebrated Japanese folk crafts and the beauty of everyday objects. Soetsu helped establish the Nihon Mingeikan, the Folk Crafts Museum of Japan. Sori entered Tokyo Art School in 1934, where he studied both art and architecture. He was influenced by Le Corbusier as well as by Charlotte Perriand when she worked in Japan in the early 1940s. So, his interests moved from painting to buildings to design and objects.

After World War II, he designed many products: furniture, three-wheeled vehicles, Olympic cauldrons, pedestrian overpasses, etc. The water kettle was just one of Sori Yanagi’s most famous designs, which included the Butterfly chair from 1954, as well as his porcelain and silverware series. His designs can be found today in permanent exhibitions around the world- from MoMA in New York to the Louvre in Paris.



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