Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa has utilized his trademark minimal strategy to a assortment of wooden tables and chairs for furniture manufacturer Conde House.
Accessible in the two dark and light versions, the Kamuy chairs come with strong wood or fabric-covered seats and feature a tilted arched backrest.
The frame of the chair forms an A-form when viewed from the side, and the arms taper and flatten out slightly in the middle to offer an elbow rest.
“When making chairs in collaboration with Conde Home, I believed to generate chairs that had been not constrained to the fixed concept of ‘Japanese dining’ but that could be utilised for a long time in several different areas,” mentioned Fukasawa, who not too long ago created a stripped-back passenger lift for electronics brand Hitachi and a homeware assortment for Muji.
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“I utilized the expertise from my earlier patterns to maximise sitting comfort. I made the chair with walnut in mind but I believe we were able to get a Hokkaido flavour from the neighborhood oak as nicely.”
“No individuality is the mark of Kamuy,” he extra. “It is a style that is at property anywhere in the planet.”
The tables in the collection are equally minimal, and have slightly rounded corners and slim legs that echo the varieties of the chair. They are available in each huge and tiny sizes, with the alternative of deciding on legs positioned at the corners or more under the horizontal surface.
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The wood veneer on the tabletop has been randomly matched – which implies various sizes, colours and grains are placed alongside one yet another.
“These new designs are the fruition of the mixture of Mr Fukasawa’s sense of type and the method and ability of the wood furnishings generating spot of Asahikawa, Hokkaido,” mentioned Conde Home.
“The name Kamuy comes from the word ‘kamuy-mintara’ and it signifies ‘the backyard of the gods’ in the native language of the Japanese indigenous Ainu people,” additional Fukasawa.
Conde Home previsouly collaborated with Japanese layout studio Nendo to launch a collection of furnishings with components that looked like they had been peeled away from stems, and a zig-zagging wooden bookshelf.
The Kamuy assortment was unveiled during Tokyo Style Week 2015, which ran from 24 to 28 October 2015.