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Polka Dots Full White
Polka Dots
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Product description honours Toyo Ito on the occasion of the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize by covering, with a new skin, one of the most iconic products of the Great Master. Polka Dots blends the minimalist graphics and formal rigour evoked in the Za-Koenji theatre in Tokyo (2005-2008). The new cover is white, like the face of a Geisha, a symbol of Japanese beauty and elegance. When the internal lights in Polka Dots are switched on, the methacrylate disc inserts are illuminated, creating a magical play of light and shade

Structure and doors made from melamine-coated and lacquered particleboard. The thickness of the structure is 18 mm, the back panel 10 mm, and the fixed central divider 36 mm. Doors with frosted methacrylate disc inserts. Shelves made from transparent tempered glass, with polished edge, 5 mm thick. PVC or felt bumpers. Internal lights. Optional base, height 16 cm or 32 cm, made from powder-coated iron.

Body and doors: white lacquered
Optional metal base: white.

cm 128x50x66 - 50.4” x 19.7” x 26”
cm 128x50x80 (base H16) - 50.4” x 19.7” x 31.5” (base H16)
cm 128x50x98 (base H32) - 50.4” x 19.7” x 38.6” (base H32)
cm 192x50x66 - 75.6” x 19.7” x 26”
cm 192x50x80 (base H16) - 50.4” x 19.7” x 31.5” (base H16)
cm 192x50x98 (base H32) - 50.4” x 19.7” x 38.6” (base H32)

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In designing Polka Dots, Toyo Ito placed multiple methacrylate, circular inserts in apparent disarray on the doors, in stark contrast to the strict and minimalist structures of this piece of furniture. This graphic idea is reminiscent of Tokyo’s Za-Koenji theatre, also designed by the great architect. The inserts represent, as the name itself indicates, a multitude of dots that seem to !y gently upwards and that, upon turning the interior lights on, create a magical play of lights and shadows.