Japanese (Tokyo, Japan, 1934 - 1991)
furniture | plastic
Not currently on view in the museum
35 7/16 in. x 21 5/8 in. x 23 5/8 in. (90 cm x 55 cm x 60 cm)
Accessions Committee Fund: gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fisher, Mrs. George Roberts, and Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Walker, Jr.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
“Miss Blanche derives its design from the corsage that Blanche Dubois wore in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire. The seat, arms, and back are made of clear acrylic resin in which red silk roses seem to float, an ironic memory of chintz upholstery. The gently curving arms and back are joined and proportioned to stand out as individual elements rather than as parts of a whole. The purple anodized aluminum legs are inserted into slots carved out of the underside of the seat”
i kinda like this chair but i kind of don’t , i like most of Kuramata’s work and i like the fact that this piece is made of glass and that the back rest is not straight. but the only thing that puts me off from this is the flowers. for some reason is reminds me of art nouveau, i think it is just because of the floral aspect, to me these are out dated and makes the piece feel older than it actually is.