raw edges + conde house join two different furniture parts in collection for japan creative

raw edges + conde house join two different furniture parts in collection for japan creative

raw edges and wooden furniture manufacturer conde house have collaborated in crust, a new furniture collection for japan creative presented during milan design week this year. integrating elements that draw from rich wood heritage, the pieces celebrate the idea of two different parts joining together in one single unit.

raw edges + conde house join two different furniture parts in collection for japan creativeall images by sohei oya, nacása & partners inc.



while developing the crust collection, raw edges visited the factory of conde house, witnessing the making of beautiful furniture from the hokkaido forests, produced with the least possible wastage, and with the mastery of the handcraft and the latest in machine processing applied. the resulting pieces combine gentle forms with a contrasting wooden finish, where two parts, different in materiality, are joint together. this is a quiet release of fresh blood into the conde house range, but the pieces are sure to feel quite familiar.

raw edges + conde house join two different furniture parts in collection for japan creative raw edges + conde house join two different furniture parts in collection for japan creative

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about conde house

a factory-based furniture manufacturer headquartered in asahikawa, hokkaido. since its founding in 1968, it has used hokkaido timber wherever possible to make beautiful furniture designed in the japanese aesthetic that is replete with intricate functions.



about raw edges

in 2007, yael mer and shay alkalay established a design studio in london. from their playful and curious approach emerges design full of color, pattern and movement.



about japan creative

japan has a long-cherished tradition of monozukuri — the making of things. underlying the excellence of japan’s craftsmanship are the foundation of traditional industry, leading-edge technology, the exquisite skills of the japanese, and their enterprising spirit that is not only open to new ideas but assimilates them and advances them.

japan creative project is firmly grounded in japanese aesthetics and japanese technologies with traditional roots, reinterpreting them for today’s context. by making japanese creativity accessible to a wider world, we aim to enrich the daily lives of those who come into contact with its products, and provide a boost to the industries that embody it.



project info:


name: crust

designer: raw edges

manufacturer: conde house

initiative: japan creative

R&D: jin kuramoto

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