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21 April 2008

The Bridgestone Chair

Well, you are familiar with Bridgestone Tyres, and maybe with Bridgestone Guides. But did you know that there is a Bridgestone Chair, designed by the late, great Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata?
That's it above, originally created as four chairs in 1986 for Bridgestone's Tokyo office, with Kuramata's signature mesh on the exterior and upholstered leather inside.
The Italian firm Living Divani is set to launch six of Kuramata's pieces, none of which were originally produced commercially. The price tag is likely to be one of those P.O.A (price on application) jobs, because Kuramata's star is stellar high, even ten years after his death. One of his 1986 sofas recently sold for £46,100.00.
So, start saving now.