Wink Armchair by Toshiyuki Kita

Wink by Toshiyuki Kita

A design of 1980

I took this photo September 24, 2011 in the Milan Triennale Design Museum

In the Wink armchair, Kita created a playful, ironic and amusing image, its two big Mickey Mouse ears contrasting with the designer’s rigorous choice of materials and technological research.The metal frame is padded with polyurethane and Dacron, while the supports are made of ABS. A knob at the side adjusts the angle of the backrest, as in a car seat, and slides the leg-rest forward. In this way Wink can be turned in a bed/chaise longue. Even the ears/headrests are fully folding and become armrests when the user is sitting sideways

Milan Triennale Design Museum – 09

Multilingual Chair by Toshiyuki Kita

Multilingual Chair by Toshiyuki Kita
The Multilingual Chair by Toshiyuki Kita is part of the Moma chair collection.

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Red 111 Wink Easy Chair by Toshiyuki Kita – 2012 IMM Cologne (01)

Red 111 Wink Easy Chair by Toshiyuki Kita

Yes I spent an afternoon at IMM – Cologne and took some photos. Here the 111 Wink in red by Toshiyuki Kita at the Cassina booth.

Toshiyuki KITA – PROFILE

Toshiyuki KITA

Kita extended his creative field from Japan to Italy and to the international arena as an environmental and industrial designer since 1969. He has created many hit products for European and Japanese manufacturers, ranging from furniture, LCD TV sets, robots to household goods and appliances. Many of his works are possessed by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, and other museums around the world. In recent years, he has been promoting education by holding seminars and workshops not only in Japan, but also in Europe and Asia. He continues to be involved in his lifelong devotion to working with traditional crafts and developing local industries.

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Toshiuk’s Saruyama Sofa from 1969:

The latent animal instinct and playfulness that humans possess is set free in a small space.

These sofas were designed based on the thinking that, even if living environments change, basic human movements such as sitting and lying down remain unchanged.

It’s possible to sit, lie down, find one’s own place, and climb.

These pieces have been named after Saruyama (Monkey Mountain), which they resemble, and are divided into three unchangeable shapes but can be put together to form one large round sofa.