Throughout his career Kuramata experimented with the translucency of materials, dream-inspired forms and altered perceptions of space. This chair, which embodies all three principles, pays hommage to Blanche Dubois, the title figure in Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire" and is the artist's most poetic design. The floating, artificial roses, suspended in a transparent acrylic seat and frozen in time, poignantly suggest the character's delicate mental state and her imaginary world at a peaceful state, while the colour of the legs reflect her inner turmoil.
This chair model was designed in 1988. The first chair was produced in 1989, with the sponsorship of the Kokuyo Company. Subsequently the chairs were manufactured by Ishimaru Company, Ltd., and were retailed through the Kuramata Design Office. Production of the model concluded in 1998 with the 56th chair, a figure chosen to honour Kuramata who died at the age of 56.