Amsterdam based designer Germans Ermics pays homage to Shiro Kuramata’s iconic glass chair.

Germans latest project was shown at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during Milan Design Week. The Ombré Glass Chair (2017) is a tribute to Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata (1934 – 1991). Kuramata's iconic Glass Chair designed in 1976 is one of the most influential furniture designs of the 20th century. A breakthrough concept in it's time and one that is profoundly true to its material, Glass Chair set a precedent for seamless glass joints.  The simplicity, transparency and seeming weightlessness quality of the material are emphasized.  Employing the revolutionary, new industrial product Photobond 100, which cleanly bonds glass, Kuramata was able to join six sheets of glass without screws, mounts or reinforcements thus eliminating all traces of joinery. Formed solely from planes of clear glass, the chair’s solid state seems to dissolve. Almost invisible, these planes, without tangible support, appear to suspend in the air.

 

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Ombre Glass Chair 

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Tall Horizon Screen

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