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Cobra Desk lamp by Masayuki Kurokawa, Japan (1970s) for Staff (Germany) and Yamagiwa corporation (Japan)


Cobra Desk lamp by Masayuki Kurokawa, Japan (1970s) for Staff (Germany) and Yamagiwa corporation (Japan)


This Cobra desk lamp is in excellent condition with slight wear consistent with age. 

It is in full working order, with a British plug attached. 

Dimensions, W 21cm D 33cm H 25cm

Masayuki Kurokawa was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1937. After graduating from the Nagoya Institute of Technology and completing his doctorate at Waseda University, He established Kurokawa Masayuki Architect Studio in 1967, Butsugaku Research Institute in 1998 and Designtope Co. Ltd. in 2001 which supports young designers.

Known as the "Godfather of Japanese Design", Masayuki Kurokawa has become synonymous with successfully blending eastern and western aesthetic concepts, initiated a new era of architecture and industrial moulding design in Japan.

His works span multiple fields of architecture, interior, furniture, and products. Masayuki Kurokawa was a guest professor at several universities in Japan and China and has won multiple awards including the Design of the Day, German IF Award, and Good Design Golden Award. 

His works are part of permanent collections in art institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Denver Art Museum. 

Yamagiwa Corporation

The Yamagiwa corporation was founded in 1923 by Hirofumi Yamagiwa (1900-1947). Yamagiwa is the leading Japanese lighting manufacturer. The company also sells lighting from several global lamp producerssych as FLOS, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Poulsen, Artemide, Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Le Klint, Anglepoise, Tom Dixon and many more. Yamagiwa is part of Maruwa Co., Ltd.

The company produced many lamps for Staff. Among others the lamps designed by Kazuo Motozawa and Motoko Ishii.