kazuyo sejima for maruni kazuyo sejima for maruni
nov 10, 2008

kazuyo sejima for maruni

two ‘ears’ stand upright to form the back of the armless chair

at this year’s 100% design tokyo, next maruni presented new furniture in a joint exhibition between maruni wood industry inc. and maysa co., ltd., entitled ‘nextmaruni + HA-RU mono’. included in the exhibition was an armless chair designed by kazuyo sejima and ryue nishizawa of SANAA. the duo first designed a similar chair back in 2005. now nextmurani has released the chair in a wider version. the design consists of free asymmetric ‘ears’ which act as the back of the chair. it is made from translucent white beechwood, which speaks to the chair’s minimalist design.

detail of the organic shape and curve of the chair’s design

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SANAA: http://sanaa.co.jp nextmaruni: http://www.nextmaruni.com 100% design tokyo: http://www.100percentdesign.jp

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