Chair for Hayao Miyazaki

In collaboration with Eric Tai
Date: 2010

Hayao Miyazaki is a renowned animated motion picture director and is the founder of the animation company Studio Ghibli. His work celebrates the beauty and mystery of the natural world. Miyazaki places high value on childhood and the adventures children undergo. To him, childhood is the only paradisiacal time. He makes his films by observing the children around him and trying to understand their world. Because everybody has experienced childhood, films made from a child’s perspective would have universal appeal.

This chair is designed to inspire the same sense of wonder that Miyazaki portrays in his films.

Image Sources:
The Art of Miyazaki's Spirited Away - Hayao Miyazaki, Viz Media Publishing
The Art of My Neighbour Totoro - Hayao Miyazaki, Vis Media Publishing

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