kengo kuma + associates: chidori furniture
 
kengo kuma + associates: chidori furniture
oct 13, 2011

kengo kuma + associates: chidori furniture

‘chidori’ furniture by kengo kuma + associates as part of the east japan project  all images courtesy of kengo kuma + associates

‘chidori furniture’ is a concept which arose from a collaboration between the east japan project
and kengo kuma + associates. the after the earthquake that hit japan, many designers and craft artisans
revisited past ideas and considered their possible effects on their modern way of living.
local craftsmanship and vernacular materials are essential to the emerging collection. 
 
chidori furniture, is based on an old japanese toy. the wood planks are connected through a joint system
allowing them to stay together even without the use of nails or glue. one unit of furniture consists
of twelve timber sticks with different junction details. numerous combinations are possible for their assemblage, 
making it usable as a table, shelf, or even a wall. staying true to their roots,
the pieces come from craftsman in the tohoku region. 
 
 
kengo kuma + associates: chidori furniture

pieces can be assembled into shelves and tables 

kengo kuma + associates: chidori furnitureview of different heights

kengo kuma + associates: chidori furnituredetail

kengo kuma + associates: chidori furniturechidori as used in architecture 

kengo kuma + associates: chidori furniturechidori toys from which the furniture originated 

kengo kuma + associates: chidori furniturediagram

kengo kuma + associates: chidori furnituresketch

kengo kuma + associates: chidori furniturecraftsman working on chidori furniture 

kengo kuma + associates: chidori furniture hand crafting of joints 

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