Puzzling ‘Yosegi Stool’ | TAMEN

| 16 : 00 – 12 May, 2018 |

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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.

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 A pair of Yosegi tools

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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Interlocking seamlessly into one another

A furniture puzzled piece right in your home!

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.

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Diamond shaped columns

The stool is crafted with beautiful Japanese Hinoki Cypress and Jindai Cedar, available in one or both. Each stool contains 12 diamond shaped columns with a uniquely cut geometry.

Twin Yosegi stools

Product details – 


Product name – Yosegi Stool

Brand name – TAMEN

Designer – Yoshiaki Ito

Product type – Furniture design, Home decor

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


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