handcrafted ki oke stool by shuji nakagawa for japan handmade and OeO handcrafted ki oke stool by shuji nakagawa for japan handmade and OeO
feb 07, 2013

handcrafted ki oke stool by shuji nakagawa for japan handmade and OeO


handcrafted ‘ki-oke’ stool by shuji nakagawa for japan handmadeimage courtesy shuji nakagawa



the ‘ki-oke stool’ designed by danish design studio OeO and crafted by shuji nakagawa for japan handmade fuses the fine tradition of kyoto woodcrafting with western sensibilities – the result an object fabricated from either japanese cypress (sawara) and in a limited edition lignified japanese cedar (jindai-sugi) with a natural, 2,0000 year old patina. the ‘ki-oke’ stool was presented at maison et objet 2013 in paris.



the design fuses the fine tradition of kyoto woodcrafting with western sensibilitiesimage courtesy shuji nakagawa



the object is handcrafted from  japanese cypress (sawara) or in a limited edition lignified japanese cedar (jindai-sugi)image courtesy shuji nakagawa



the staves are joined with bamboo pins, the top and bottom edges are smoothed, a base is affixed and the entire assembly is bound with metal ringsimage courtesy shuji nakagawa



measuring the wood for perfect assemblyimage courtesy shuji nakagawa



planning the woodimage courtesy shuji nakagawa



image courtesy shuji nakagawa



  • Wow. Really pulled that wood grain out nicely.

    justin says:
  • Beautiful – Love it!

    Toby says:

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