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Seoto-EX Arm Chair Upholstered


Seoto-EX Arm Chair Upholstered


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.

This chair won the Good Design Award 2016.

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. 


W610 D560 H765 mm
SH 420 mm
AH 610 mm

W24" x D22" x H30" 

W610 D560 H805 mm
SH 460 mm
AH 650 mm
W24" x D22" x H31.7" 

Wood + Fabric / Leather
Beech (polyurethane resin finish)
Oak (polyurethane resin finish)
Walnut (polyurethane resin finish)
*Oil finish option available.
The Maker | Hida
This beautiful yet practical chair 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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