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naoto fukasawa: maruni collection 2013
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apr 17, 2013
naoto fukasawa: maruni collection 2013



naoto fukasawa with his ‘hiroshima’ folding chair
portrait © designboom

 

 

 

in its sixth year, the maruni collection continues its dedication to presenting a refined aesthetic sense and japanese craftsmanship
through a small series of wood furniture, developed under the direction of naoto fukasawa. this year, the company presented fukasawa’s new
folding chair–which envelopes the concept of his ‘hiroshima’ furniture series–his ‘malta’ table and ‘asian’ bench and stool at the salone del mobile 2013.

 

 


naoto fukasawa speaks with designboom about working on the maruni collection
video © designboom

 

 


‘hiroshima’ folding chair
 W498 x D552 x H816 x SH450 mm
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 

 

the ‘hiroshima’ folding chair is available in beech or oak.
see more on designboom about the ‘hiroshima’ series by naoto fukasawa which includes the ‘hiroshima’ small table and ‘hiroshima’ small chair.

 

 


the folding chair is made from beech or oak wood
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 


detail of the simple hardware
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 

‘malta’ table
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 

 

the ‘malta’ table features a surface of pure simplicity made from oil-coated solid oak, with thick round cylindrical pillar legs that offer stability
and a solid appearance. its straightforward appearance allows it to be easily accompanied by any chair.

 

 


cylindrical pillar legs give strength and a visual weight to the table
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 


detail of the pillar legs
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 

‘asian’ bench
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 

 

‘asian’ bench is composed of a combination of square logs, and rectangular surfaces.
offering additional functions as a display table or shelf, the deep rich brown finish characteristic of traditional asian furniture.

 

‘asian’ bench
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 


alternative views of the ‘asian’ bench
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 

 


‘asian’ stool
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 


‘asian’ stool
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 


‘hiroshima’ folding chair displayed at the maruni booth during the 2013 salone del mobile
image © designboom

 

 


‘hiroshima’ folding chair by naoto fukasawa made was presented at the 2013 salone del mobile
image © designboom

 


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