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Sori Yanagi  柳宗理

Sori Yanagi 柳宗理

Since 1950, Japan

Sōri Yanagi (柳 宗理, 1915–2011) was a Japanese industrial designer renowned for his beautifully simple homewares and furniture. Sori Yanagi’s organic forms combine simplicity and practicality with elements of Japan’s native artisanal traditions. This successful synthesis made Yanagi one of the most significant Japanese designers of the post-war era. Born in 1915 as a son of Soetsu Yanagi, who founded the “Mingei” movement which celebrated Japanese folk crafts and the beauty of everyday objects. Sori studied both art and architecture, and was influenced by Le Corbusier as well as by Charlotte Perriand when she worked in Japan in the early 1940s. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Japan (currently Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music), he studied at Junzo Sakakura’s Architectural office. Having the background of both art and architecture in school, he pioneered Japanese postwar industrial design. In 1950, he founded Yanagi Design Institute,which created a prolific number of articles of daily use and furnishings. The designer’s focus was always the unconscious beauty of everyday objects. His philosophy and passion towards design in his work have been appreciated around the world.

“Whether handcrafted or manufactured, a design is born from its connection to everyday life. And this is also the source of true beauty.”

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Sori Yanagi Stainless BowlSori Yanagi Stainless Bowl
Sori Yanagi Stainless Bowl Sale priceFrom $25.00
Sori Yanagi Stainless CutlerySori Yanagi Stainless Cutlery
Sori Yanagi Stainless Cutlery Sale priceFrom $10.00
Sori Yanagi Stainless StrainerSori Yanagi Stainless Strainer
Sori Yanagi Stainless Strainer Sale priceFrom $40.00
Sori Yanagi Stainless Service Spoon & ForkSori Yanagi Stainless Service Spoon & Fork
Sori Yanagi Stainless KettleSori Yanagi Stainless Kettle
Sori Yanagi Stainless Large Serving SpoonSori Yanagi Stainless Large Serving Spoon
Sori Yanagi Stainless Ladle – SSori Yanagi Stainless Ladle – S
Sori Yanagi Stainless Skimmer – SSori Yanagi Stainless Skimmer – S
Sori Yanagi Stainless Ladle – MSori Yanagi Stainless Ladle – M
Sori Yanagi Stainless Tongs – PerforatedSori Yanagi Stainless Tongs – Perforated
Sori Yanagi Stainless Butter BeaterSori Yanagi Stainless Butter Beater
Sori Yanagi Stainless Turner – SSori Yanagi Stainless Turner – S
Sori Yanagi Tekki Cast Iron Mini PanSori Yanagi Tekki Cast Iron Mini Pan
Sori Yanagi Stainless Fork LadleSori Yanagi Stainless Fork Ladle
Sori Yanagi Magma Plate Iron Frying Pan – 18 cmSori Yanagi Magma Plate Iron Frying Pan – 18 cm
Sori Yanagi One Hand Pot – 18 cmSori Yanagi One Hand Pot – 18 cm
Sori Yanagi One Hand Pot – 18 cm Sale priceFrom $145.00
Sori Yanagi Magma Plate Iron Frying Pan – 25 cmSori Yanagi Magma Plate Iron Frying Pan – 25 cm
Sori Yanagi Black Birch CutlerySori Yanagi Black Birch Cutlery
Sori Yanagi Black Birch Cutlery Sale priceFrom $46.00
Sori Yanagi Stainless Milk PanSori Yanagi Stainless Milk Pan
Sold outSori Yanagi Stainless Pasta Pot with ColanderSori Yanagi Stainless Pasta Pot with Colander