Sori Yanagi’s Elephant Stool from 1954 is one of the most famous objects of modern Japanese design. Produced by Vitra, the smoothly shaped stool stands stable as an elephant with its wide legs. The Elephant Stool can be used both inside and outdoors – place it in the children’s room, kitchen or hall, or take a pile of stackable, lightweight stools with you to the garden or picnic.
Elephant Stool, white
- 20.28 in (51.5 cm)
- 18.31 in (46.5 cm)
- 14.57 in (37 cm)
Sori Yanagi (1915–2011) was a Japanese designer who had a great influence on both, the post-war Japanese design as well as international modern design. Besides furniture and lighting, the productive designer designed also toys, motorcycles and even metro stations. Yanagi’s designs often merge simple practicality and opportunities of western industrial design with elements and techniques from Japanese artisan traditions – a great example is the plywood Butterfly stool, nowadays produced by Vitra.View all products
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