karimoku new standard
 
karimoku new standard
nov 02, 2009

karimoku new standard

karimoku, the oldest japanese furniture manufacturer have teamed up with design studio isolation unit to produce the collection ‘new standard’. during the tokyo design week 09, karimoku exhibited at 100% design tokyo. designboom is panel member of 100% design tokyo and this year headed the jury which selected karimoku for ‘3 design oscars’ – the grand award, product award and editor’s award. the following photos are by takumi ota and designboom.

karimoku new standard teruhiro yanagihara of isolation unit

for the new standard collection, isolation unit selected international designers; scholten & baijings (netherlands), sylvain willenz (belgium) and big game (switzerland/belgium) to be involved.

karimoku new standard ‘signs’ coat hangers by big-game, in the background is an amazing print on wood, it is very detailed.

the pieces are strictly sustainable and designed with the aim to promote the maintenance / conservation of forests and to increase biodiversity. the used wood is gained from the thinning of japanese forests – the material is a common waste product of forestry.

karimoku new standard ‘signs’ by big-game

karimoku new standard ‘nook’ by teruhuro yanagihara / isolation unit

karimoku new standard detail of ‘nook’

karimoku new standard ‘nook’ by teruhuro yanagihara

karimoku new standard ‘color wood’ by scholten & baijings

karimoku new standard detailed printing on wood, ‘color wood’ by scholten & baijings

karimoku new standard ‘homerun’ by silvain willenz

karimoku new standard ‘homerun’ by silvain willenz

karimoku new standard ‘torii’ by karimoku design team

karimoku new standard

karimoku new standard stools by teruhiro yanagihara

karimoku new standard ‘pile’ by teruhiro yanagihara

karimoku new standard ‘rin’ by karimoku design

karimoku new standard ‘rin’ by karimoku design

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