Shiro Kuramata Side 1 drawer cabinet Cappellini Italy 1989





Super rare Side 1 drawer cabinet designed by Shiro Kuramata and manufactured by Cappellini in Italy in 1989. The ‘Side One’ was first executed by Fujiko, Tokyo, for a short period before being produced by Cappellini in 1986. The ‘Drawer in an irregular form’ is one of Kuramata’s most recognised designs. This cabinets was one of the first 8 that were produced and purchase by the first owner in 1989. It is in good original condition and got a nice patina over time. It was used as a sculpture which it practically is, though a functional one.


A sinuous S shape – either side to side or front to back. Part of the collection “furniture in irregular forms”. The cherry wooden structure supports a series of 18 wooden drawers with cylindrical handles in brushed steel. At the base it has rubber spherical wheels. This is a true collectors item as ther arent many of these on the market as the production of the wooden version was very limited.


Shiro Kuramata was a Japanese designer who founded the Kuramata Design Office in 1965 in Tokyo until his death in 1991. Kuramata designed some of the most significant and lasting pieces ever produced. His significance in western design was shown first in Memphis. Then with Cappellini in 1987. Cappellini celebrated his talent and made him its choice designer to introduce the Cappellini Brand on the International stage. His work can be seen in the permanent collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts.

Designer: Shiro Kuramata
Type: Side 1
Manufacturer: Cappellini
Year: 1989
Country: Italy
Materials: Cherrywood, polished steel
Condition: Good, original
Height: 170 cm
Width: 50 cm
Depth: 45 cm
Item nr: CON23SE12

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 750
Outside Europe: € 1000 - 2000

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