A DESIGN PIONEER
Sori Yanagi was born as a son of the Japanese Folk Crafts Museum founder, Soetsu Yanagi, in 1915. His father, a renowned Japanese philosopher and art critic, founded the Mingei Folk craft movement which espoused that beauty could be found in common utilitarian wares created by anonymous craftsmen using natural and local materials utilizing traditional designs and methods. Growing up under his Father’s tutelage directly informed Sori Yanagi’s philosophy as he bridged the gap between folk art and modernism.
Sori Yanagi's designs have received numerous accolades throughout the years with many still in production today. His ability to bring together the world of craft and industry has been his ultimate legacy.