Riki Watanabe is a significantly less-than-familiar name even in design circles, but the Museum of Modern Art is carrying out its very best to make certain that the Japanese designer is not forgot8. Recognized as the “Eames of Japan,” Wantanabe made, among other factors, this multicolored geometric stool in 1965, constructed completely of recycled cardboard. The MOMA Shop has reissued the Riki Stool, promoting it in 14 flat pieces that, when assembled, are capable of bearing 1000 pounds. That’s heavy stuff for a stool that expenses a mere $45.
Credits: MOMA Store New York Instances