Next stop Japan Society Gallery and Ken Brown's exhibition "Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture 1920-45." The range of objects reflecting the influence of Art Deco in all aspects of Japanese visual culture in the pre-war era was truly impressive.
The NY Times review of the exhibition can be found here:
The "Cabbage Chair" by NENDO and "Hagoromo" (Angel's Robe) of silk and wood by Kobayashi Masakazu formed an intriguing pair and of course the two-mat tea room made of silk drapes hanging from a PVC pipe frame caught my interest as well. I'm not quite sure why the bamboo chair is called "Tea Ceremony Chair" but the craftsmanship and design were remarkable.