Colour Wood Side Chair: Pale Natural
Colour Wood Side Chair: Pale Natural
Colour Wood Side Chair: Grain Beige
Colour Wood Side Chair: Grain Beige
Colour Wood Side Chair
Colour Wood Side Chair
Colour Wood Side Chair
Colour Wood Side Chair
Colour Wood Side Chair
Colour Wood Side Chair
Colour Wood Side Chair
Colour Wood Side Chair
Colour Wood Side Chair
Colour Wood Side Chair
Colour Wood Side Chair
Colour Wood Side Chair
Colour Wood Side Chair
Colour Wood Side Chair
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Karimoku New Standard × Scholten & Baijings

Colour Wood Side Chair

$948

$948

SKU: KNS-C3465ACA

Average lead time: 10-12 weeks

$948

SKU: KNS-C3465ACN

Average lead time: 10-12 weeks


Description

With their Colour tables now a signature of Karimoku New Standard, designer duo Scholten & Baijings adapt the same basic concept for a companion side chair. Using sustainably sourced, low-diameter thinning timber brings a new challenge to the Japanese company's carpentry skills as small laths or strips of oak are painstakingly assembled to form the sculptural wooden shell. Apropos for both residential and   contract use, the seat is upholstered with a Kvadrat fabric designed by Herzog & de Meuron and offers outstanding seating comfort. 

Specifications

Size

  • 31.1" h x 17.4" w x 20.7" d (79x44.2x52.6cm)
  • Seat height: 18.1" (46cm)

Material

Oak, upholstery: fabric

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Brand

Karimoku New Standard

A traditional Japanese maker of wood furniture for 70-odd years, Karimoku turned an exciting new page when it relaunched in 2009 with an international roster of contributing designers as Karimoku New Standard. The reboot was twofold—to create modern pieces using its heritage of Japanese craftsmanship techniques and to revitalize native forests by targeting significantly undervalued hardwoods. That precious resource, from low-diameter chestnut, maple and oak trees, had previously ended up mostly as wood chips for paper pulp.

Meanwhile, the design world was gobsmacked by the company’s splendidly functional, often joyously colored furnishings emanating from its collaborating partners. From European, Scandinavian and Japanese creative talents, they include Swedish studio TAF, the Swiss team Big-Game and cult Dutch design duo Scholten & Baijings. The revived Karimoku concept, termed “high-tech and high-touch” by brand creative director David Glaettli, melds the latest technology with unstinting hand-finishing for a truly collectable array of refreshingly unique standouts.

 

 

 

Designer

Scholten & Baijings

“Stefan is really good at the big picture. I’m good at the details,” says Carole Baijings of her design partnership with Stefan Scholten, which grew out of the Dutch couple’s relationship. Though she is self-educated and Stefan studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven, “as our lives came together, working together was a natural progression, ” Carole says.

Now, more than 10 years later, Scholten & Baijings’ light-filled studio overlooks Amsterdam’s harbor and their work, with its unusual color choices and layered gradations of tone, is instantly recognizable. Collaborating with a who’s who of illustrious contemporary brands worldwide, from Hay in Denmark to Karimoku New Standard in Japan, their product range includes textiles, glass and furniture. “We work more like artists,” Carole says. “We start with materials and colors and then try to create a shape or a design. It’s a different approach than starting with a word or a concept or an idea.”


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