2D/3D Chairs by Yoichi Yamamoto for Issey Miyake

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3D Chairs by Yoichi Yamamoto for Issey Miyake

When viewed from outside an Issey Miyake store in Tokyo, these chairs backs by Japanese architect Yoichi Yamamoto appear to have legs and seats.

3D Chairs by Yoichi Yamamoto for Issey Miyake

Although the wooden backs of the blue chairs are fixed directly to the floor, the legs are painted onto the ground so that from a fixed angle they appear in the correct perspective.

3D Chairs by Yoichi Yamamoto for Issey Miyake

The installation, named 2D/3D Chairs, displays a selection of hats by milliner Akio Hirata.

3D Chairs by Yoichi Yamamoto for Issey Miyake

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3D Chairs by Yoichi Yamamoto for Issey Miyake

Here is some text from the architect:


2D/3D Chairs Installation by Yoichi Yamamoto Architects

The back of the chairs stand up from the stage, while the legs of the chairs are drawings on the floor of the stage.

3D Chairs by Yoichi Yamamoto for Issey Miyake

If you look at the installation from one point in front of the shop window, the back of the chairs, which are three-dimensional objects, and the legs of the chairs, which are two-dimensional drawings, meet and create a single figure.

3D Chairs by Yoichi Yamamoto for Issey Miyake

We expressed Issey Miyake's "from 2D cloth to 3D dress" philosophy in our installation.

3D Chairs by Yoichi Yamamoto for Issey Miyake

stage area: 11.25m2
floor: printing on removable media

3D Chairs by Yoichi Yamamoto for Issey Miyake

chair: cuttted readymade chair painted by 2066-40 rocky mountain sky (Benjamin Moore)

3D Chairs by Yoichi Yamamoto for Issey Miyake

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  • Szpakowski

    Long Live Anamorphosis!

  • felix

    1550mm? Japanese people aren't THAT short.

  • stef

    Eye height. So add another 100 mm, thats should be about right.

  • Henry Skupniewicz

    This is a basic GSD project but with the cool extension of adding the 3d objects. interesting, and great retail design.

  • http://www.deloprojet.com delo

    pleasure of the eyes, I'll go to see today.

  • http://www.netdohoa.com netdohoa

    strong accents of color

  • purplemesh007

    from outside it almost looks like the bottom half of the chairs are underwater