Sori Yanagi's designs can be found today in permanent exhibitions around the world, from MoMA in New York to the Louvre in Paris. Still productive at an age when most have long retired, Yanagi (1915-) has created furniture, porcelain objects, kitchen utensils and cars. He apprenticed with Charlotte Perriand, who at the time was in Tokyo as an arts and crafts consultant to the Japanese Board of Trade. One his best-known designs, the 1954 Butterfly stool, catapulted him into the canon of postwar modernist furniture designers.