It was posted in 2006 - and you liked it then, too (smile). I don't
know when his name came up the first time.
Below is my post from the archives.
Folks, this just proves the need to have clear subject lines. I found
this right away in Google. I entered - Chair Designer
teacherartexchange - and it came right up.
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Chairs inspired by nature - Japanese
designer Masanori Umeda
Dear Art Educators,
I know many of you like to do Chairs units... here is a different
alternative to the 'art in the style of...." lesson. Try chairs
inspired by nature and use the Japanese designer Masanori Umeda for
inspiration. His motives were very similar to Georgia O'Keeffe's -
might be a good lesson to draw some comparisons. Use some of the
flowers that inspired her and design a functional object from the
flowers (wouldn't have to be chairs)... and it wouldn't have to be
flowers either - kids could be inspired by fish or other natural
object (Umeda was also inspired by fish in designing bowls and such).
The Northwest Coast segment was listed in Riverdeep Newsletter.
On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 11:46 AM, Sears, Ellen wrote:
> I am also trying to find the name of a chair designer that was mentioned on this list maybe 15+ years ago - really. Maybe a Japanese designer whose chairs were inspired by things in nature? I had a class do small chairs based on her work - I would like to find some images -
> If you can't help me with the name - I would love to have the name of other designers that might work -