Mao said, “Our country and all the other socialist countries want peace; so do the peoples of the world. The only ones who crave war and do not want peace are certain monopoly capitalist groups in a handful of imperialist countries which depend upon aggression for their profits.”
Mao may or may have not been right about war coming from greedy capitalists; but Shiro Kuramata’s How High The Moon Chair comes from the combination of wire mesh, nickel plating, epoxy coating and the words of Duke Ellington.
Kuramata’s designs reflect the confidence and creativity of postwar Japan; they retain a strong traditional Japanese aesthetic while breaking new ground with the use of innovative materials. His vision united seemingly disparate elements: he combined the Japanese concept of unity in the arts with his fascination of contemporary Western culture; How High the Moon’s ephemeral structure combines surrealism and minimalism.
The armchair’s backrest, armrests and seat have been elegantly reduced to simple cubic forms and executed in expanded metal. The shimmering dematerialized surface is reminiscent of pale, glowing moonlight.
$8,675.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S. (usually ships in 6-8 weeks).
Thoroughly implement our great leader How High The Moon Chairman Mao’s latest instructions and the look forward to the victory of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
2006 | Color Digital Print | Museo Silver Rag | 40” x 60 ½” | Edition of 1, 57 Different Chairs