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SŌRI YANAGI (JAPAN, 1915–2011)

Sōri Yanagi was a Japanese product designer. Born in 1915 in Tokyo, Japan. His father was Yanagi Sōetsu, founder of the Japanese folk crafts mingei movement, which celebrated the beauty of everyday objects, and the Japanese Folk Crafts Museum (Nihon Mingeikan). Yanagi entered Tokyo Art School in 1934, where he studied both art and architecture. He played a role in the Japanese modern design developed after the Second World War to the high-growth period in the Japanese economy. Yanagi was both a representative of the wholly Japanese modern designer and a full-blown Modernist, who merged simplicity and practicality with elements of traditional Japanese crafts. He designed the official torch for the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan. Yanagi died in 2011 at the age of 96.

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Sori Yanagi, Early Production "Butterfly" Stools Walnut, Brass, Tendo Mokko 1954
By Tendo Mokko, Sori Yanagi
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A set of rare and early organic "Butterfly" stools, designed in 1954 by Sori Yanagi. Produced by Tendo Mokko, Japan. Marked with stenciled numbering. Priced and sold individually. ...
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1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sori Yanagi Seating

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Brass

Sori Yanagi Elephant Stool by Vitra
By Vitra, Sori Yanagi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Stool designed by Sori Yanagi in 1954. Manufactured by Vitra, Switzerland. As one of the most famous objects of Japanese post-war design, the Elephant Stool was created by the pr...
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2010s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Sori Yanagi Seating

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Plastic

Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool in Wood by Vitra
By Vitra, Sori Yanagi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Stool designed by Sori Yanagi in 1954. Manufactured by Vitra, Switzerland. The iconic butterfly stool by the Japanese designer Sori Yanagi is a classic piece of furniture that un...
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2010s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Sori Yanagi Seating

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Wood

Rosewood Butterfly Stool by Japanese Designer Sori Yanagi
By Sori Yanagi
Located in Dronten, NL
A perfect fusion of western function and eastern or Asian sensibility, the iconic butterfly stool was originally conceived in 1954 by Japanese designer Sori Yanagi. The stool is made...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Sori Yanagi Seating

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Brass

Elephant Stool by Sori Yanagi
By Sori Yanagi
Located in San Diego, CA
Orange fibreglass elephant stool by Sori Yanagi, which was designed in 1954. Sori was the son of the Japanese Folk Crafts Museum founder, Soetsu Yanagi. Having studied both art and a...
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1950s Japanese Organic Modern Vintage Sori Yanagi Seating

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Fiberglass

Butterfly Stool for Tendo Mokko by Sori Yanagi
By Tendo Mokko, Sori Yanagi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Butterfly stool designed by Sori Yanagui for Tendo Mokko. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Sori Yanagi wa...
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1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sori Yanagi Seating

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Wood

Butterfly Stool by Sori Yanagi for Tendo Mokko
By Sori Yanagi
Located in Sammushi, JP
Rare butterfly stool designed by Sori Yanagi, manufactured by Tendo in Japan. It has an oval seal. It is a proof that it is a valuable early work. Comes with a red cushion. It's the...
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1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sori Yanagi Seating

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Teak

Pair of Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stools
By Tendo Mokko, Sori Yanagi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pair of butterfly stools designed by Sori Yanagi. Manufactured by Tendo Mokko (Japan) in 1954. In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving ...
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1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sori Yanagi Seating

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Wood

Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool
By Tendo Mokko, Sori Yanagi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Butterfly stool designed by Sori Yanagi. Manufactured by Tendo Mokko (Japan) in 1954. In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautif...
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1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sori Yanagi Seating

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Wood

Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool for Tendo Mokko
By Tendo Mokko, Sori Yanagi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Butterfly stool designed by Sori Yanagui for Tendo Mokko. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Sori Yanagi wa...
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1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sori Yanagi Seating

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Brass

Elephant Stool with White Color by Sori Yanagi for Kotobuki
By Kotobuki, Sori Yanagi
Located in Tokyo, JP
Stacking stools also called elephant leg stools. It won the gold medal at the 12th Milan. Triennale of 1960, and it is stored as MoMA and the museum of the Amsterdam as a permanent c...
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1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sori Yanagi Seating

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Fiberglass

Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool
By Sori Yanagi
Located in New York, NY
Ease of travel in the jet age encouraged a growing fusion of cultural influences after World War II. Although Yanagi's stool was designed and manufactured in Japan, it employs Wester...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Sori Yanagi Seating

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Plywood

Sori Yanagi Rosewood Butterfly Stool Japanese Midcentury Architect Design
By Sori Yanagi
Located in Washington, DC
Well used 1950s butterfly stool. This stool can still be used, tested by 165 pound person, no yawning, no total crack through anywhere, just heavily worn. A wonderful time-wron piece...
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1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sori Yanagi Seating

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Rosewood

Pair of Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stools
By Sori Yanagi, Tendo Mokko
Located in Riverdale, NY
Pair of period Sori Yanagi butterfly stools sold in original condition. Molded plywood with veener. Structurally sound, with some discoloration and later varnishing, 1950s, Japan.
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1950s Japanese Modern Vintage Sori Yanagi Seating

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Wood

Sori Yanagi Rare Early Red Elephant Stool for Kotobuki, Japan
By Sori Yanagi, Kotobuki
Located in Maastricht, NL
A rare and early red version fiberglass elephant stool, designed by Sori Yanagi for Kotobuki. It bears its name 'elephant stool' because of the shape resemblances a baby elephant....
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1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sori Yanagi Seating

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Fiberglass

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  • Sori Yanagi Ash Butterfly Stool
H 15.5 in. W 17 in. D 12.5 in.
Elephant Stool by Sori Yanagi for Kotobuki, Japan
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H 29.34 in. W 15.75 in. L 29.34 in.
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