Norm Architects extend the possibilities of Karamoku's Case Study offerings with this elegant shelving, beautifully rendered in solid Japanese oak. Inspired by racks for umbrellas and shoes found at the entrance to Japanese temples and shrines, the spare design reflects a similar handcrafted construction. Imbued with a subtle versatility, like the option to remove a shelf and the integrated bookends, Kinuta Shelving is an understated piece, much akin to the midcentury architecture that inspires the entire collection.
- 67" h x 55.75" w x 15.75" d (170x141.6x40cm)
- Shelf height: 11.1" (28.2cm)
- Made in Japan
- Sustainably-sourced oak
“Norms aren’t boring,” Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects says, reflecting on the name of his Copenhagen-based design studio, formed with fellow architect Kasper Rønn. “On the contrary, the firm wants to make use of all that centuries-old wisdom that we now know as design.” Norm encompasses furniture, dinner service, kitchenware and lighting fixtures as well as architecture projects with third partner Linda Korndal.
“There’s something in our design culture that’s born out of our connection to the Nordic climate, to the crafts and the natural materials that surround us, and that 'something' makes us stand out,” Jonas says. Norm Architects has garnered numerous prestigious awards such as Red Dot, IF Design Award and Design Plus Award. Jonas focuses on aesthetics and Kasper concentrates on technology but the lines are often blurred on any offering, says Jonas. “You should be able to look at it in 10, 20 years’ time and still find it useful and beautiful.”