tomoko azumi: objective at rocket gallery
 
tomoko azumi: objective at rocket gallery tomoko azumi: objective at rocket gallery
oct 20, 2010

tomoko azumi: objective at rocket gallery

tomoko azumi: objective rocket gallery, london on now until november 20th, 2010

general exhibition view image © designboom

rocket/jonathan stephenson presents the first gallery exhibition of furniture by london-based japanese designer tomoko azumi.

this exhibition presents a selection of azumi’s furniture spanning from 1995 to 2010. throughout her career, she has made a point of working with medium-scale furniture manufacturers who share her same vision for function and quality. on show are models, drawings and watercolor sketches which relate to these collaborations. included are her table-chest, AT-AT desk, hexad tables, arc chair, ro-ro rocking chair, spin tables and shingle chests.

large hexad table, 2010 rocket & benchmark, england solid oak image © designboom

large hexad table, 2010 (stacked) image © designboom

cardboard model of large hexad table image © designboom

cardboard model of large hexad table image © designboom

hexad table, 2010 rocket & benchmark, england solid oak image © designboom

hexad table, 2010 (profile) image © designboom

arc stacking chair, 2010 zilio, italy solid beech frame with plywood seat and back, painted image © designboom

arc stacking chair, 2010 (profile) image © designboom

paper and cardboard chair models image © designboom

prototype chair, 2010 (forthcoming) röthlisberger, switzerland solid oak image © designboom

prototype chair, 2010 (profile) image © designboom

to scale paper and cardboard chair models (prototype chair at left) image © designboom

to scale paper and cardboard chair models (prototype chair at left) image © designboom

detail of chair model image © designboom

detail of chair model image © designboom

installation view of new joint dining table image © designboom

the show also documents the evolution of a new joint dining table – a collaboration between rocket, benchmark furniture and azumi.

new joint dining table and arc stacking chair image © designboom

new joint dining table frame and joint samples image © designboom

cardboard model of joint dining table frame image © designboom

detail of joint image © designboom

spin side table, 2008 mark, england solid wood with powder- coated steel image © designboom

see our earlier designboom article on tomoko azumi’s ‘spin table’.

spin side table, 2008 (profile) image © designboom

ro-ro rocking chair, 2007 zilio, italy solid & veneer beech with stainless steel (natural or stained) image © designboom

ro-ro rocking chair, 2007 (profile) image © designboom

paper model of ro-ro rocking chair image © designboom

paper models of ro-ro rocking chair image © designboom

table-chest, 1995/2007 röthlisberger, switzerland solid plane image © designboom

AT-AT bureau, 2007 röthlisberger, switzerland solid pear or black stained oak with leather image © designboom

AT-AT bureau, 2007 (3/4 view) image © designboom

shingle chest (low), 2004 benchmark, england solid oak, prototype (not in production) image © designboom

transport lamp, 2008 tomoko azumi, england solid oak, prototype image © designboom

left: little woods lamp, 2008, maxray, pachika paper & powder-coated steel right: twiggy lamp, 2007, maxray, polyethelene paper & stainless steel image © designboom

detail of twiggy lamp image © designboom

tra coatstand, 2008 zilio, italy solid beech (natural, wenge or yellow stained) image © designboom

see our earlier designboom article on tomoko azumi’s designs for zilio, italy.

shingle chest, 2004 benchmark, england solid oak, prototype (not in production) image © designboom

single chest, 2004 (profile) image © designboom

paper model of shingle chest, 2004 image © designboom

more miniature paper models of tomoko azumi’s furniture image © designboom

  • the tablechest is brilliant

    dbkii says:
  • Brilliant post, loads of delicious pictures and prototypes to admire, and simultaneously imagine standing proudly in your own home.

    http://www.twitter.com/by_claire says:
  • master at work

    colin says:

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