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Sori Yanagi
Born in Tokyo in 1915. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts (currently Tokyo University of the Arts), he joined Junzo Sakakura Architectural Institute in 1942. Established Yanagi Industrial Design Institute in 1950. After that, he designed the prototype of the butterfly stool, and after several years of research and development, it was announced at the Yanagi Industrial Design Study Group Exhibition held in Matsuya, Ginza in 1956. In 1958, the Butterfly Stool was selected for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 1977, he became the director of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum, which was established by his father, Soetsu Yanagi. Received the Cultural Achievement Award in 2002.

Kenzo Tange
Born in Osaka in 1913. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Imperial University (currently the University of Tokyo) in 1938. Devoted to Le Corbusier, he entered the architectural office of his student, Kunio Maekawa. Entered the University of Tokyo Graduate School in 1941, taught at his alma mater from 1946 to 1974, and hosted the Tange Laboratory. We have cultivated many excellent human resources such as Arata Isozaki and Kisho Kurokawa. In combination with Tendo Mokko and designer Isamu Kenmochi, who has a close relationship with Tendo Mokko, he has worked on many big projects such as the Yoyogi National Gymnasium. At the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which Mr. Tange worked on, Tendo Mokko was in charge of a large number of furniture, including parliamentary furniture.

Arata Isozaki
Born in Oita City, Oita Prefecture in 1931. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo. Completed the doctoral course in architecture at the same university. Established Arata Isozaki's new atelier in 1963. Representative architectural works are Oita Prefectural Central Library (currently Art Plaza: 1966, Oita), Museum of Modern Art, Gunma (1974, Gunma), Barcelona City Olympic Sports Hall (1990, Barcelona), Akiyoshidai International Art Village. (1998, Yamaguchi) etc. Monroe chairs are used in many of the buildings he has worked on, and low-back type Monroe chairs have been introduced in Akiyoshidai International Art Village.
monroe chair

Kisho Kurokawa
Born in Nagoya in 1934. After graduating from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University in 1957, entered the Master's program at the University of Tokyo Graduate School. Here, I meet Mr. Kenzo Tange, who was hosting the "Tange Laboratory" at that time. In 1962, Kisho Kurokawa Architects and Urban Design Office was established. Completed the doctoral program at the University of Tokyo Graduate School in 1964. In 1969, he established Urban Design Consultant Co., Ltd. and the Institute of Social Engineering. Typical buildings include Sagae City Hall (1967, Yamagata), Nakagin Capsule Tower Building (1972), National Folk Museum (1977), and Kuala Lumpur New International Airport (1977, Malaysia).