Miss Blanche, a chair, is adorned with red roses, as is the character she is named after, Blanche Dubois, the heroine in the film A Streetcar Named Desire.
Created in 1988, the chair, introduces a new era in Kuramata’s design linked to his discovery of the aesthetic potentials of acrylic and his exploration of combining acrylic with other materials especially aluminium with stained allumite finish - and in the case of Miss Blanche, the plastic roses. Miss Blanche beautifully personifies the poetic nature of Kuramata’s works. Red flowers of love have been entombed in acrylic, reflecting an image of eternity, eternally floating and eternally reminding us of both the passing of time and the constancy of time. The wonder and paradox of life.