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Design Norm Architects
Manufacturer Karimoku Case Study
Made in Japan
Dimensions L 220cm x D 85cm x H 77cm x SH 36cm
Colour & Materiality Frame: White oak; Upholstery: Fabric or leather
All elements are visible and proudly displayed through an honest design language. The armrest continues along the backrest of the sofa, creating a shelf-like element that increases the functionality of the furniture piece, making it suitable for the small home.
The Kinuta Collection has its native setting in two of the 36 Kinuta Terrace apartments located in the Kinuta ward of the Setagaya district in Tokyo. Kinuta Terrace was originally built in the 1980s with an integrated courtyard, giving residents the advantages of a single-family home. The Keiji Ashizawa Design team has renovated the interiors in collaboration with Norm Architects, creating, amongst a series of interior elements, 12 tailormade furniture pieces that make up the first collection of Karimoku Case Study, all drawing on the natural references of the connected courtyard in an attempt to invite in nature as much as possible — in their design language as well as through their material compositions.