by Jin Kuramoto
We are passionate about the design and the long-term values they bring to users, architecture and society. This year we’ve created exciting fusions between Scandinavia and Japan through our collaborations with Tokyo-based designers Teruhiro Yanagihara and Jin Kuramoto. We have developed new design and upgrades in our collection through our collaborations with David Trubridge, Mattias Stenberg, Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri.
A landscape of furniture, inspired by Japanese stone gardens. The simplest forms and materials, reflecting each other and creating a jigsaw puzzle expressing both precision and clarity. Teruhiro Yanagihara’s Osaka is all about reducing in order to find the core of the product. They are neat and easy to furnish with in different spaces – in a large entrance hall or a smaller room for a quick, spontaneous meeting.
A solitary and social icon based on minimalism and diversity. A strong and iconic shape that stands out in every room and at the same time a flexible and social team player designed to be combined in different formations. Maki easy chair has a simple, innovative and self-evident form offering plenty of possibilities. The chair has a strong and symbolic shape, while being flexible in applications and functions.
Carry On is a portable seating solution that works perfectly by itself but also as a complement to other products. Carry On is designed by Mattias Stenberg who has a strong belief in the need of flexible working places in the public space. Today we work more in projects and need environments that can be easily adapted to different needs.
This innovative furniture invites to a new open seating type. A place for creative meetings or a place to rest. The lines take inspiration from boat design and dates back to the 1970s, when Trubridge was studying as a naval architect. The body is almost three metres long, broad at the centre and tapered at both ends, giving it a distinctive character and creates space for several people.