Recently introduced to the Hiroshima family of furniture by Maruni Wood of Japan is the new side chair.
Like many of Naoto Fukasawa’s designs the chair is simple, elegant, and honest. The amazing craftsmanship of the wood workers of Maruni define every subtle curve of the chair
Seat pad available in select colors.
View Maruni at www.informshop.com
Metropolis magazine has a nice article on the meaning of Good Design in Japan.
Describing the Japanese ideas of value when, this short discussion on the concept of Kansei helps our understanding of the philosophy tied in with Japanese design.
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Recently Kazuyo Sejima (above right) of SANAA Architects was named the director of the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennial, the first women to hold the position.
Together with Ryue Nishizawa (above left) they have recently worked on projects such as (below left to right) the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Kanazawa museum of Contemporary Art, and the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Their work is speaks of honesty and is often transparent in some form, nothing to hide but everything to show.
Their homepage http://www.sanaa.co.jp/
Along with Architecture, Kazuyo Sejima has worked with a few manufacturers on some wonderful designs.
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Japanese wood workshop Maruni and highly acclaimed Nendo design have teamed up to create a ultra minimal wood chair. At first glance it is hard to believe that this chair is structurally sound. Great detail has gone into creating this illusion of lightness, hollowed out solid wood pieces are used to slip over the 9mm internal metal frame creating a slim leg with a diameter of only 15mm. Each chair is hand made and takes about a month to produce.
Currently this chair is only a Limited Production.
Some great images and more via The Contemporist
There have been some great talks the past few days and a few more lined up for today. Head down to the Vancouver Convention Center for a gathering of the cities best design companies.
Open until 5pm we hope to see some of you there.
If you miss out visit our showrooms in Gastown Monday – Saturday.
50 and 97 Water St.
Vannessa has been keeping busy showing everyone the ins and outs of the Bulthaup B2 Cabinet
Continue reading “IDS West Final Day – Don’t Miss Out”
We just received our first shipment from the Maruni wood workshops and they are so beautifully built that I urge everyone to come see them before they go.
Continue reading “Just In – HIROSHIMA Series by Maruni”