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BUNA Chair

BUNA Chair

Buna means beech wood in Japanese. As the name suggested, the design of this chair fully utilized the natural quality of the material: extremely fine and smooth wood grain with distinctive pattern. The curved back is made with a single piece of solid beech made possible by the sophisticated bent wood technique.  Combined with the carefully contoured seating, the BUNA Chair embrace the body to offer the utmost comfort. 

The Designer | Ken Okuyama
 

The famous designer Ken Okuyama has had a prolific career - he worked as a Chief Designer for General Motors, a Senior Designer for Porshce, and has been a Director for Pininfarina S.p.A., responsible for the Ferrari Enzo, Maserati Quattroporte and many other cars.  He has also worked on other products, such as robots, architecture, and furniture.

W530 D545 H755 mm
SH410 mm (SH440 mm for upholstered version)
W21" D21.5" H30" 
SH16" (17.3"for upholstered version)
Beech (natural, walnut brown, black)
The Maker | Hida 
This unique yet functional bench 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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