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Getsuen Chair from the Flower Collection by Masanori Umeda for Edra, Italy, 1990

Original price €5.320,00 - Original price €5.320,00
Original price
€5.320,00
€5.320,00 - €5.320,00
Current price €5.320,00

We proudly presents this work of art.

Get yourself a piece of design history! We have a Getsuen Chair by Masanori Umeda for Edra in excellent condition.

Umeda's masterpiece is so iconic that one associates his name with this unique purple chair shaped like a Kikyo or Chinese bellflower, which he first presented at the KAGU Tokyo Designers Week '88 exhibition in 1988.

Umeda created his Flowers Collection for the Tuscan company Edra (founded in 1987) in an attempt to reconnect design with nature. "Modern industrialization in the West has given priority to function and efficiency, and has destroyed beautiful nature," Umeda said. "That's why my design works are full of motifs of animals, plants and nature."

He incorporated the flower motif using elements of traditional design. The stamen of the flower is represented in the stitching and classic button tufting on the seat. The velvety surface of the upholstery mimics the feel of flower petals, and the rear wheels (for easy transport between rooms) are painted bright green as a stand-in for a stem.

Creator
Masanori Umeda (Designer),
Edra (Manufacturer)

Dimensions
Height: 30.32 in (77 cm)
Width: 29.53 in (75 cm)
Depth: 35.83 in (91 cm)
Seat Height: 17.72 in (45 cm)

Style
Post-Modern (Of the Period)

Materials and Techniques
Aluminum, Plastic,  Steel, Velvet

Place of Origin
Italy

Period
1990-1999

Date of Manufacture
1990s

Condition
Good.
Wear consistent with age and use.