Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Miss Blanche Chair by Shiro Kuramata

Produced by the designer’s studio Kuramata Design Office, the Miss Blanche Chair balances on four pink aluminium tubes. A curved sheet of glass-like acrylic stuck vertically into the seat forms the back, causing the chair to weigh around 70 kilograms. Catch up with the list so far » Dezeen is publishing an A to Z of   iconic chairs to count down the days until Christmas. The flowers are allegedly a homage to a corsage worn by actress Vivian Leigh while portraying DuBois in a 1951 film adaption of the play. Kuramata was a member of the Memphis group in the early 1980s and was responsible for furnishing boutiques for Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake in New York, Paris and Tokyo later in the decade. Plexiglass roses are suspended in the transparent resin blocks used to create the seat and arms of the chair. The roses are poured into the liquid acrylic mixture by hand, before the material slowly dries and hardens.

Updated: 14.12.2014 — 01:16