ORI Stool

ORI Stool
Design by:Koizumi Makoto
ORI Stool ORI Stool ORI Stool

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About Koizumi Makoto

Born in Tokyo in 1960. Studied under designers Choei Hara and Shigemitsu Hara. Established Koizumi Studio in 1990. In 2003, he opened Koizumi Tool Store as a place to communicate his designs. He has designed everything from architecture to chopstick rests, and now travels all over Japan to collaborate with local communities. In 2015, he launched a general incorporated association called Waza, which is dedicated to the restoration of handicrafts. He is a professor emeritus at Musashino Art University. He received the Mainichi Design Award in 2012. In 2015, he won the Grand Prize at the Japan Craft Exhibition.

Miyazaki Chair Factory
About Miyazaki Chair Factory

Miyazaki Chair Factory is a furniture manufacturer established in 1969, dedicated to wooden chairs. They developed their technique in manufacturing chairs of Awa dressers, which are the local products, and began manufacturing chairs of their own brand in 2000.  In cooperation mainly with the furniture designers, Murasawa Kazuteru, Koizumi Makoto, Inoda+Sveje,  Kai Kristiansen and some other designers, they elaborate to develop our designs.

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