nadia furniture collection by jin kuramoto for MEETEE
 
nadia furniture collection by jin kuramoto for MEETEE
feb 03, 2014

nadia furniture collection by jin kuramoto for MEETEE

 

in addition to being responsible for the curation of the start-up brand MEETEE, japanese designer jin kuramoto has presented ‘nadia’ alongside claesson koivisto rune’s new solid wood furniture series. based on inherited japanese craftsmanship techniques used in traditional carpentry for shipwrights, the series of premium timber chairs, tables and coat racks will launch at the stockholm furniture fair.

 

‘the heritage of many of the woodworking techniques used by japanese carpenters originates from japanese ships,’ explains kuramoto. ‘inherent in its position as an island nation, it is unsurprising that the maritime industry has been a driving force behind the innovation of wood construction for centuries.’

MEETEE nadia furniture collection by jin kuramoto studio for matsuso-T designboom
the series of premium timber chairs, tables and coat racks will launch at the stockholm furniture fair
image © takumi ota

 

 

the ‘nadia’ collection for MEETEE has been developed by focusing on a particular method, known as ‘kumiki’, which uses an interlocking technique for its primary construction. ‘the result is a series of contemporary furniture that harmonizes the design aspects with the high level ‘kumiki’ structure, as well as giving an affectionate nod towards the wooden vessels of times gone by,’ adds kuramoto.

MEETEE nadia furniture collection by jin kuramoto studio for matsuso-T designboom

the chairs and table have been developed with a particular method, known as ‘kumiki’
image © takumi ota

MEETEE nadia furniture collection by jin kuramoto studio for matsuso-T designboom

like japenese shipwrights, the furniture uses an interlocking technique for its primary construction
image © takumi ota

MEETEE nadia furniture collection by jin kuramoto studio for matsuso-T designboom

structural ‘kumiki’ framework detail
image © takumi ota

MEETEE nadia furniture collection by jin kuramoto studio for matsuso-T designboom

‘nadia’ side tables
image © takumi ota

MEETEE nadia furniture collection by jin kuramoto studio for matsuso-T designboom

‘nadia’ coat racks
image © takumi ota

MEETEE nadia furniture collection by jin kuramoto studio for matsuso-T designboom

underside ‘kumiki’ construction detail
image © takumi ota

MEETEE nadia furniture collection by jin kuramoto studio for matsuso-T designboom
image © takumi ota

MEETEE nadia furniture collection by jin kuramoto studio for matsuso-T designboom

image © takumi ota

MEETEE nadia furniture collection by jin kuramoto studio for matsuso-T designboom

development process
image © takumi ota

 

 

UPDATE: the ‘nadia chair’ and other MEETEE furniture will be on show at the IMM in cologne (hall 2.2, k-035), january 16-22, 2017!

 

 

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