ADAL weaves new furniture from natural forms and materials at milan design week

ADAL weaves new furniture from natural forms and materials at milan design week

during milan design week 2019, japanese brand ADAL will ‘look into nature‘ with its latest collection of furniture pieces that draw from the natural world, both in their materiality and form. the collection, which includes a line of lounge chairs, benches, sofas, side tables and multi-use modular panels, is made mainly in igusa – the traditional panels in woven rush, with which tatamis are made – in combination with wood, and, in smaller parts, steel.

ADAL presents furniture collection in woven tatami fabric during milan design weekall images courtesy of ADAL

rakusui is a bench with backrest, made of igusa and steel



founded in 1953, ADAL embodies the connection of japanese design with natural, functional and versatile pieces defined by their elegant minimalism. the brand’s latest collection further emphasizes this relationship by drawing from the natural environment in its forms, including waterfalls, caves, and the mountains’ sense of quietness, as well as in its materials with the predominant use of igusa.

rakusui can be used separately both as a bench and as a decorative panel



look into nature’ will be presented at superstudio più, in milan’s tortona district, from 9 to 14 april 2019. ADAL’s stand will reproduce the pleasant feeling of being surrounded by nature through a selection of colors, lighting, and sound effects. as a preview of the collection, scroll down to explore each of ADAL’s new designs.

ADAL presents furniture collection in woven tatami fabric during milan design week
the bench draws from caves and waterfalls, natural elements that recur in the japanese countryside

rakusui’s surfaces have a fluid, lightweight appearance thanks to the use of igusa

different patterns can be created on the benches’ surface

ADAL presents furniture collection in woven tatami fabric during milan design weekthe eisen lounge chair comes in two different versions

the black version combines a steel structure with kakegawa-ori of igusa

the second eisen version comes with a walnut frame and a warm shade of red igusa as a covering

ADAL presents furniture collection in woven tatami fabric during milan design weekthe high-back sofa tenzan draws from the feeling of silence one experiences on the mountains

igusa panels create a calm and relaxing space, while they can be modified according to the setting

keshiki side tables and stools

the versatile piece can be customized with a variety of materials, including stone, glass, walnut or fabric

high-quality materials can are used of the top, while weaves of igusa are used on its sides

the product comes in a variety of color combinations

 the decorative ichimatsu wall panel is built completely out of igusa

the modular, versatile panels can be arranged according to particular needs




project info:


collection name: look into nature

brand: ADAL

location: superstudio più, via tortona 27, milan

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