ukiyo end table

ukiyo end table

ukiyo end table

Design Tomita Kazuhiko, 2006
Steel wire, polyester resin, kimono fabric
Made in Italy by Moroso

Ukiyo is an end table with a lightweight steel wire structure, in contrast with the boldly decorated table top, formed using traditional kimono fabrics co-pressed with polyester resin. The design is part of a Moroso research project into accessories and decoration. Ukiyo is a well known 18th-century Japanese concept, linked to Shintoist realism, according to which nothing can remain as it is for long, so that living/remaining alive in each moment is the way to attain eternity, as paradoxical as this might seem. Blossoming is the happiest, most radiant time, in which maximum energy is given off everywhere, although no one can say whether the newly-blooming flower will still exist a moment later or not. Thus flowers have been the most widely used decorative motifs ever since the time when all Japanese people wore kimonos.

Ukiyo is offered with either a round or rectangular top in your choice of 5 vibrant patterns.

round: 16.5" dia. | 15.75" h
rectangular: 21.75" w | 17.75" d | 15.75" h

round: $500.00 + shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 8-12 weeks)
Agostino Moroso, with his wife, Diana, founded the Moroso company in 1952 with an artisanal approach to making sofas, armchairs and furnishing accessories. Their iconic designs have propelled them within the upholstered furniture market, with help from a long list of well known designers: Ron Arad, Patricia Urquiola, Ross Lovegrove, Konstantin Grcic, Alfredo Häberli, Toshiyuki Kita, Marcel Wanders and others. Each piece maintains a noticeable Moroso style while representing other cultures as well. Its international outlook has landed Moroso into the MoMA in New York, Le Palais de Tokyo, the Grand Palais in Paris.
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