Kanji Ueki - Design New York Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, 2008

  • Literature

    Kanji Ueki, 100 Works: 1973-1988, Tokyo, n.p. for the "Dino" chair

  • Catalogue Essay

    Kanji Ueki studied design and architecture in Milan before opening his interior design firm Casappo & Associates in Japan in 1975. His designs for interiors and furniture for the next four decades adhered to modernist rectilinear tendencies, breaking on rare occasion with the introduction of curves, as seen in the present Dino and Dina chairs. A very quiet departure from his typical designs, Dino and Dina are an excellent example of postmodern design, referencing classical furniture and architectural forms while synthesizing contemporary ideas for design—a nod to the studies of his past and the emerging energy of the current era.

Property from a Private Collection, Tokyo


"Dino" and "Dina" chairs

circa 1988
Birch plywood, chromium-plated steel, vinyl upholstery.
Each: 30 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (77.5 x 52.1 x 47 cm)
Underside of each signed in pen Kanji Ueki.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $3,750

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New York Auction 29 July 2020