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handcrafted ki oke stool by shuji nakagawa for japan handmade and OeO
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feb 07, 2013
handcrafted ki oke stool by shuji nakagawa for japan handmade and OeO


 

handcrafted ‘ki-oke’ stool by shuji nakagawa for japan handmade
image courtesy shuji nakagawa

 

 

the ‘ki-oke stool’ designed by danish design studio OeO and crafted by shuji nakagawa for japan handmade fuses the fine tradition of kyoto
woodcrafting with western sensibilities – the result an object fabricated from either japanese cypress (sawara) and in a limited edition lignified
japanese cedar (jindai-sugi) with a natural, 2,0000 year old patina. the ‘ki-oke’ stool was presented at maison et objet 2013 in paris.

 

 


the design fuses the fine tradition of kyoto woodcrafting with western sensibilities
image courtesy shuji nakagawa

 

 


the object is handcrafted from  japanese cypress (sawara) or in a limited edition lignified japanese cedar (jindai-sugi)
image courtesy shuji nakagawa

 

 


the staves are joined with bamboo pins, the top and bottom edges are smoothed, a base is affixed and the entire assembly is bound with metal rings
image courtesy shuji nakagawa

 

 


measuring the wood for perfect assembly
image courtesy shuji nakagawa

 

 


planning the wood
image courtesy shuji nakagawa

 

 


image courtesy shuji nakagawa

 

 

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