Sori Yanagi was born as a son of the Japanese Folk Crafts Museum founder, Soetsu Yanagi, in 1915. Having the background of studying both art and architecture in school, he pioneered Japanese postwar industrial design. He designed the iconic Butterly Stool in 1956 winning a gold prize at the Milan Triennial XI. The designer’s focus was to always create long-life products that people find timelessly useful in everyday life. His philosophy and passion towards the organic beauty in his line of work have been appreciated around the world.