Side Chair with cushion by Isamu Kenmochi for Kotobuki

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Side Chair with cushion by Isamu Kenmochi for Kotobuki

Japan / 1960s

Size : W450 D495 H762 SH420 mm ​

Item Number : 12_07

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Invented in the United States in 1958, FRP (fiber-reinforced plastic) is a new material that was widely introduced in public spaces such as Olympic stadiums, stadiums, and station waiting rooms in the 1960s.

Kotobuki, which focused on FRP products in the 1960s, collaborated with Isamu Kenmochi, one of Japan's leading interior designers, to create this vintage chair.

In Japan, with the Olympic Games as an opportunity, we have made it possible to mass-produce durable and inexpensive materials for use in many public spaces. Even now, you can sometimes see them being used at bus stops and stations as a remnant of the past.

Charles & Ray Eames' shell chair is famous among FRP chairs, but its distinctive feature is that it has a slightly smaller form to suit the Japanese body type. The V-shaped steel legs give it a clean look and reduce the feeling of pressure.

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