pursuing oriental beauty and modern functionality tokyo-based design duo, drill design, suggest a new type of rattan furniture for japanese furniture brand TOU. their MR and SR series reinterprets traditional chinese design from the ming dynasty, creating chairs, stools and tables, that harmonize with the modern space.

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the MR and SR series takes inspiration from shaker type furniture,
all images © takumi ota

 

 

manufactured by TOU, drill design‘s MR and SR series take inspiration from the simple and stoic beauty of shaker type furniture, crafting lines of what they call ‘new age’ options. with sled shaped legs their range of chairs and stools realise comfortable usage, with a form favoured for its soft impact in japanese tatami rooms where lightweight carpeting made from rice straw would be the traditional choice.

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the MR side chair crafting lines of the japanese duo call ‘new age’ options

 

 

the structural form of the MR and SR series, which bends slightly sideways, allows easy stacking whilst the seat of the chairs can be exchanged in case of necessary maintenance. with this, drill design have created the line with form and function in mind, with ease of storage and care the focus. using quality natural material and first class manufacturing technology the line harmonizes with a variety of spaces comprising of light-weight rattan that is easy to handle.

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the structural form of the MR and series – which bends slightly sideways – allows easy stacking

 

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the seat of the MR stool and other chairs in the series can be exchanged in case of necessary maintenance

 

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SR side chair – drill design have created the line with form and function in mind

 

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SR lounge chair – drill design have used quality natural material and first class manufacturing technology

 

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SR side table – the line harmonizes with a variety of spaces and is a standard rattan furniture that is light-weight and easy to handle

 

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the line is manufactured by japanese furniture brand, TOU

 

rattan furniture drill design tou mr series sr series designboom
sled shaped legs realise comfortable usage with form favoured for its soft impact in japanese tatami rooms

 

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manufacturing of the MR and SR series

 

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rattan is lightweight and bends to form the shape of drill design’s collection

 

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