karimoku new standard
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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.

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.

‘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.

‘signs’ by big-game

‘nook’ by teruhuro yanagihara / isolation unit

detail of ‘nook’

‘nook’ by teruhuro yanagihara

‘color wood’ by scholten & baijings

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

‘homerun’ by silvain willenz

‘homerun’ by silvain willenz

‘torii’ by karimoku design team

stools by teruhiro yanagihara

‘pile’ by teruhiro yanagihara

‘rin’ by karimoku design

‘rin’ by karimoku design

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