Sori Yanagi Multi-purpose Tongs

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Sori Yanagi Multi-purpose Tongs

Sori Yanagi for Sato Shoji (Sori Yanagi Design/Martian Series) Japan

18/8 Stainless Steel

(L 8.5")

Simple. Elegant. Functional. Timeless. All of these words can be used to describe the designs of Sori Yanagi. These tongs, moulded into form from a single piece of stainless steel, has slight curvatures that fit inside the hand perfectly allowing for a firm grasp on the task at hand. Made in Japan.

Sōri Yanagi (柳 宗理, Yanagi Sōri, 1915–2011) was an influential Japanese modern industrial designer during the high-growth post-war period of the Japanese economy. His work represents the quintessential Japanese modern designer and full-blown modernist who merged simplicity and practicality with elements of traditional Japanese crafts. 

From 1940 to 1942 in the office of the designer Charlotte Perriand. In 1952, he founded the Yanagi Industrial Design Institute, which created a prolific number of articles of daily use and furnishings. Sori Yanagi’s organic forms combine western industrial designs with Japan’s native artisanal traditions. This successful synthesis made Sori Yanagi one of the most significant Japanese designers of the post-war era. In addition to furniture, he also designed lighting, glass objects, cutlery, children’s toys, metro stations, cars and motorcycles.

Award: Good Design Award, Japan