AIZOME Cabinet

AIZOME Cabinet
Design by:Zoe Mowat
Brand: Ariake
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About Zoe Mowat

Zoe Mowat established her eponymous studio in 2010 with a focus on thoughtful and material driven furniture and product design. Zoë’s approach is a sculptural and intuitive exploration of color, material, and form, that is counterbalanced by a desire to create functional objects that respond to our lived experience. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she has collaborated with brands and clients in North America, Europe, and Asia. Zoë currently teaches design at Parsons School of Design in New York.

Ariake
About Ariake

Ariake is a furniture brand founded by Legnatec and Hirata Chair, two factories from the furniture producing town of Morodomi in Saga prefecture, Japan. Named after the Ariake Sea in Southern Japan, Ariake means daybreak in Japanese. It symbolizes a new chapter for the two factories as they embark on a collaboration with international designers for the global market. It is our belief that strong working relationships are the foundation of good products. Furniture is made for social situations where people live, work and eat together. The creation of the Ariake brand and furniture designs were done over two intensive workshops in Morodomi where furniture designers, art director, photographer and craftsmen did the same – we lived, worked and ate together over. Despite language barriers, the designers and craftsmen generated a collective energy and mutual trust that helped define the soul of the brand. This resulted in a collection of furniture that utilizes the best of hand and machine, inspired by the spirituality of Japanese culture and urban living contexts. We present to you a 30-piece collection made from oak, ash, hinoki, cedar, leather, paper cord, cotton canvas, upholstery and unique finishes such as sumi and indigo dye. Each piece is crafted in Morodomi, with furniture designs by Anderssen & Voll, Gabriel Tan, Keiji Ashizawa, Norm Architects, Note Design Studio, Shin Azumi, Staffan Holm, Zoe Mowat, Studio MK27, Photography Sebastian Stadler, Art Direction by AnnerPerrin.

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