The Japanese designer, since 1965, when he founded the Kuramata Design Office in Tokyo, to 1991, when he died, designed some of the most significant and lasting items ever produced. Besides his connection with the Japanese design world, Kuramata's sig
nificance in western design is shown first with Memphis, than in 1987 with Cappellini which made him its best designer to introduce the brand on international stage. His work is represented in the permanent collections of Museum of Decorative Arts in Pari
s, of New York Moma, of Metropolitan Museum and of the Museum of Modern Art in Toyama.