This award-winning wooden chair represents how the environment and sustainability have become increasingly important in the world of design, and how the top furniture makers in Japan are investing in new techniques to realize their design visions.
"Kinoe," which means "tree branch" in Japanese, is a 2016 collection that features a unique top rail made of cedar and cypress branches, which were previously seen as "useless waste" by the timber industry. The maker took on the challenge of processing a material of non-uniform shape, and succeeded in making this beautiful chair.
The tree branches used for the top rail are polished and perfectly smooth while keeping their natural shapes. No two Kinoe Chairs are exactly the same.
Please also check out the Kinoe Bench.
W410 D500 H855 mm
W16" x D20" x H34"
Top Rail: Cedar / Cypress branch
Spindles & Legs: Beech