Inspired by the crude beauty and roughness of the demolished Kinuta apartment interiors, prior to their restoration, the geometrical design of the apartments is reflected in the structure of the table. The design unleashes the beauty of the material through its succinct structure, shown through the transparent glass top, while providing a warm and relaxing atmosphere when accompanied by chairs in a space.
Karimoku Case Study
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DIMENSIONS (mm) :
W2000 x D900 x H720
Pure Oak / Smoked Oak
Pure Oak / Smoked Oak / Tinted Glass
The Kinuta Collection has its native setting in two of the 36 Kinuta Terrace apartments located in the Kinuta ward of the Setagaya district in Tokyo. Kinuta Terrace was originally built in the 1980s with an integrated courtyard, giving residents the advantages of a single-family home.
The Keiji Ashizawa Design team has renovated the interiors in collaboration with Norm Architects, creating, amongst a series of interior elements, 12 tailormade furniture pieces that make up the first collection of Karimoku Case Study, all drawing on the natural references of the connected courtyard in an attempt to invite in nature as much as possible — in their design language as well as through their material compositions.