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The architect Kengo Kuma was assigned to design the Nezu Museum in Minamiaoyama in Tokyo. One of our shops Time & Style Existence (currently Time & Style House Storage) is located next to the museum. Knowing that Kuma would design the neighboring museum, we talked to the person in charge in his office and the museum staff with the desire to make furniture for them. This chair is the result of those conversations. Our relationship with Kuma deepened over time, and we have been manufacturing furniture for many architectural projects.
The chair Kuma designed for the museum was simple. The thin, flat seat has a backrest that traces a gentle arc, and stretching from the thin seat are four thin legs, the inner sides of which are chamfered so that they appear sensitive. It seemed structurally hard to make this chair of wood, so the only option left was to secure strength by adding a structure of invisible joints.
Unless we made the chair with only wood, there was no meaning in a design of this structure. We repeated test production many times with the factory while discussing ways secure enough strength using only wood, and finally completed the chair for the museum. Although it seems to be a simple chair without any characteristics at first glance, it looks very cool when placed inside Kuma’s architectural space. After all, I cannot help but feel that this chair is a part of his architecture; therefore, the furniture harmonizes with the space. Although there are a number of masterpiece chairs designed by architects, the best place to appreciate them is in architectural spaces designed by their architects. This is how I knew that there exists a context for everything and felt closer to the architecture of Kuma.
Item No. KK-N01

Size: W420×D510×H830×SH450

Back / Seat:
Fabric upholstered(F) / Leather upholstered(L)

Leg:
Beech - Clear / Black / Charcoal gray / Snow white / Dark wenge


Special edition
Beech:Clear / Fabric:6700-1
Beech:Gray / Fabric:5778

Designer:Kengo Kuma

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We have a semi-order system for fabrics on sofas and chairs. Fabrics can be selected from our collection of 111 types of our
original fabrics and leather. You can choose to coordinate with furniture you already have.

A wide variety of fabrics, as well as our original ones, are available.
There are some fabrics, which are not suitable depending on the products so ask our staff for details.

The color / feel of products may differ slightly from products depending on shutter / browser condition and computer screen.

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We have a semi-order system for fabrics on sofas and chairs. Fabrics can be selected from our collection of 106 types of our original fabrics and leather. You can choose to coordinate with furniture you already have.

A wide variety of fabrics, as well as our original ones, are available.
There are some fabrics, which are not suitable depending on the products so ask our staff for details.

The color / feel of products may differ slightly from products depending on shutter / browser condition and computer screen.

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We have 7 types of wood, 5 shades of dye colors, 4 shades of specular finish colors,
and 9 shades of paint-out colors that our customers can choose from. For the finish,
we have a choice of oil finish using plant-derived oil, and urethane clear finish.
The type of wood and finish will depend on the design of the product.

The color / feel of products may differ slightly from products depending on shutter / browser condition and computer screen.

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Price / Variation

KK-N01 Side chair
W420×D510×H830×SH450