mikiya kobayashi designs kimi no isu chair for young infants
 
mikiya kobayashi designs kimi no isu chair for young infants mikiya kobayashi designs kimi no isu chair for young infants
jul 29, 2016

mikiya kobayashi designs kimi no isu chair for young infants

 

mikiya kobayashi has designed a small wooden chair, which is to be used by a young child. in the famous woodworking city of asahikawa in hokkaido, japan, each infant is presented with a chair of their own. every year since 2006, the city has teamed up with one local woodcrafter and a designer to collaborate and make this special furniture product. kobayashi was invited to work on the ‘kimi no isu’ project, by creating a carefully crafted seat that could be given as a present to a newborn child.

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all images @ yosuke owashi

in hokkaido, the chair is thought to be the ‘first friend’ of the child. mikiya kobayashi played upon this concept by creating an organic, rounded shape that personifies the object to emulate a friendly, living being. the flat surface was specifically tailored to be used as a table before a seat, so that the toddler can still use it before they are old enough to sit. each chair is made of solid wood and is engraved with a logo, serial number, and name and birthday of the new owner, making it truly one of a kind.

mikiya kobayashi kimi no isu chair designboom
in hokkaido, japan, each infant is presented with a chair of their own

mikiya kobayashi kimi no isu chair designboom
the chair is thought to be the ‘first friend’ of the child

kimi no isu mikiya kobayashi chair designboom
the chair is to be given as a present to a newborn child

kimi no isu mikiya kobayashi chair designboom
the chair contains an organic, rounded shape

kimi no isu mikiya kobayashi chair designboom
the flat surface is to be used as a table for the toddler to steady themsleves

 mikiya-kobayashi-kimi-no-isu-chair-designboom-01
logo, serial number, name and birthday are engraved on each chair

kimi no isu mikiya kobayashi chair designboom
detail

kimi no isu mikiya kobayashi chair designboom
the organic shape personifies the object to emulate a friendly, living being

kimi no isu mikiya kobayashi chair designboom
individual parts

 

 

 

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edited by: hollie smith | designboom

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