Castor Chair Pad is the upholstered version of one of Karimoku New Standard's iconic mainstays. Slim resilient cushions are attached to the carefully engineered seat and backrest for another level of seating comfort. Conceived by the Swiss-based designers at Big-Game, this modern classic is inspired by the chairs found at traditional European cafes. Sturdy but lightweight, compact yet comfortable for extended sitting, it suits domestic as well as commercial spaces. A clear-coat finish reveals the character of the sustainably sourced Japanese oak.
31.75" h x 16.75" w x 20" d (80.7x42.4x50.6cm)
Seat: 18.5" h (46.8cm)
Japanese oak, upholstery
Made in Japan
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.