| 16 : 00 – 12 May, 2018 |
TAMEN, founded by Brooklyn-based designer Yoshiaki Ito designs a ‘puzzled’ Yosegi Stool as a part of the home collection of ‘Designed in New York, crafted in Japan’ series.
Inspired by the traditional Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles, 12 wooden pieces crafted with unique geometry form the overall body of the stool. A pair of these award winning stool are able to interlock and seamlessly fit into one another making it a space saving furniture. The inlaid wooden technique on the surface of the seat adds it a aesthetic touch apart from its functionality.
From the designer –
Introducing Their Yose-gi Stool, one or a pair is now a part of our home collection of ‘designed in New York, crafted in Japan’ series. It is inspired by a traditional Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzle, is designed with the Yose-gi technique, the art of creating beautiful patterns with inlaid wood, and the Tsugi-te technique, wood joints with geometric shapes.
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The combined or nested stool seats one and is a space saver; it interlocks for easy storage and provides a unique twist to the traditional home stool. When separated, it provides a companion seat, footrest, footstool or a perfectly symmetrical twin to admire. Have fun stacking, mixing and matching this to any décor, but more importantly, let it give you the rest you need after you’ve nu-puzzled it.
Product name – Yosegi Stool
Brand name – TAMEN
Designer – Yoshiaki Ito
Awards – A’Design Award 2018 – Golden Award
Studio location – Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Completion Year -2017
Photography Credits – © Yoshiaki Ito
Materials used – Hinoki Cypress, Jindai Cedar