Class Chair

With its' purely immaterial and strictly rectangular form, the Glass Chair more than any other of Kuramata’s designs seems to pay homage to Piet Mondrian, the Dutch painter and member of De Stijl and the modernist quest for dematerialization. The Glass Chair has purity. It transcends the material and visible world and exists somewhere between being and not being. Though functional, the chair seems too fragile, too miraculous and too transcendental to carry a worldly, human body.