The charm of the Usurai table lies in its combination of simplicity and exquisite details, supported by a blend of masterful craftsmanship and advanced manufacturing techniques.
We are pleased to share with you our splendid memory of 3daysofdesign with a movie that includes the special presentation done by both designers. The movie discloses how the KOYORI project started and their appreciation and respect to Japanese craftsmanship.
Please also enjoy the atmosphere of the exhibition, where Japanese cultural elements blend in with classical Scandinavian architecture.
The Miau series started with armchairs which conceptualize a sculptural object made of solid wood, and the aim was to create something that feels incredibly pleasant to the touch.
Edaha Chair, which was only showcased as a prototype at the launch in 2022, has since come a long way to become a final product and is now finally ready to be launched.
KOYORI launches two new tables designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, complementing the inaugural collection of furniture introduced by the brand last year. Like all KOYORI products, the new additions embody the distinct sense of Japanese aesthetics.
The design of Musubi Armchair emphasizes the beautifully yet efficiently sculptured parts of wood. The backrest, arms, and the seat are all like sculptures, assembled as one in a unique curved shape.
The manufacturer of the Musubi Armchair specializes in solid wood bending techniques and is one of Japan’s oldest and most well-known furniture manufacturers. They have a legacy of over hundred years of creating wooden furniture. The rich organic shaped back and armrests are connected in a unique way that resemble knots. Hence the name Musubi, which means “tie” or “knot”. These joint technique with high precision, also contributes to maintaining the chair’s durability.
The Danish-Italian duo Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi have extensive understanding and knowledge in traditional woodworking techniques, design structures and approaches, and they are also skilled in transforming these techniques to create new values and designs.
This exceptional talent, combined with their love and respect toward Japanese traditions and craftsmanship, resulted in creating a beautiful armchair that carries a nostalgic feeling yet freshness at the same time.
In 1997, when Ronan Bouroullec first visited Japan, he bought a beautiful book called ‘Yanagi Sori’. The book, which still remains his favorite, introduced him to a piece of furniture designed by Yanagi and crafted by one of KOYORI’s manufacturers.
The manufacturer specializing in plywood is one of the most well-known furniture makers in Japan and has been creating wooden furniture for over many decades.
Kawara Armchair leverages the full potential of plywood and its charm lies in the three-dimensionally curved backrest and armrest crafted from plywood.