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Made in the historical Takayama, Japan by Hida Sangyo, the Seoto Collection offers a striking, yet refined set of durable, functional furniture. In Japanese, seoto refers to the sound of a shallow creek, and this collection is named for the soft, but memorable impressions of the special carving techniques that accentuate the images of nature in the wood.
The Designer | Motomi Kawakami
Renowned designer Motomi Kawakami has won numerous awards for his design prowess both in Japan and abroad, including the Japan Triennale Gold Prize and the IF prize in Germany. At a young age, he practiced at the Angello Mangiarotti Architect Office in Milan.
W600 D540 H370 mm
W24" x D21" x H15"
Wood + Fabric / Leather
Beech (polyurethane resin finish)
Oak (polyurethane resin finish)
Walnut (polyurethane resin finish)
*Oil finish option available.
The Maker | Hida
This beautiful ottoman is made by Hida Sangyo, a well respected furniture maker in Takayama, Japan, which has been building fine furniture for almost a century. It began when two travelers came to the town of Hida Takayama, a mountainous area near the Northern Japanese Alps, and passed down the technique of Western bentwood furniture. From here, a furniture company was born. To this day, Hida continues merge western aesthetics with traditional Japanese crafts techniques and local materials.
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