Australian Chair Distributor: Youshiki


Kashiwado Chair
Youshiki is [Ed: was?] an Australian Chair distributor. It had an interesting website [Ed: Its website dissappeared] that gave some information about Japanese chair designers and chair manufacturers.

I was drawn to this site by the photo of the Kashiwado Chair by Isamu Kenmochi

One of the most significant figures in the emergence of Japanese industrial design after the Second World War, Isamu Kenmochi graduated in 1932 from the Tokyo College of Industrial Arts. Like many of the first generation of Japanese industrial designers he was also a member of the Industrial Arts Institute (IAI) where he worked in the Woodwork Technology Department. At the IAI he worked alongside design pioneers such as Jiro Kosugi and Mosuke Yoshitake and was influenced by European Modernist designers such as Bruno Taut. In 1952 he also became a founding member of the Japan Industrial Designers Association. In 1953, together with other leading designers of the post-Second World War years such as Masaru Katsumie, Yusaku Kamekura, Riki Watanabe, and Sori Yanagi, he was also involved in the formation of the International Design Committee.

Last edited by Guido J. van den Elshout on November 26, 2011 at 9:56 AM

Mathias Bengtsson at HUB

Mathias Bengtsson is a Danish furniture designer since the 1990ies. From September 13th to november 9th, 2008 his work will be exhibited at Hub National Center for Craft & Design.

His well-known Slices Chairs will be on show. The series of chairs feature stacked layers of material which pile up to create forms reminiscent of topological maps. the chair is included in many permanent collection including the MoMA. The Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas acquired a plywood version of the Slice chair for their permanent collection.

His Spun Chair will be included. It weighs only 800 g and is made from carbon fibre.


The show’s centre piece will be a 36m Spun Bench made of modular components, which will be hung from the ceiling of the gallery.

Via Design Boom

Recycled Wood Chairs by John Booth


Recycled Wood Chairs by John Booth

designer john booth has created these simple chairs which make use found and recycled wood from used pieces of furniture. each chair is custom built based on the available pieces booth finds. as a result each chair is unique and one of a kind. however all the chairs share the same simple construction and materials. booth has even created some smaller versions in the collection for children.

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campana brothers select exhibition

Campana Brothers
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Edo Rocking Chair by Thomas Moser

Via Furniturestoreblog