With its rounded tabletop framed by wooden legs, a version in matte green linoleum adds a warm touch and durable elegance to Karimoku’s classic Castor series, designed by acclaimed Swiss studio Big-Game. Fashioned in solid, sustainably sourced Japanese oak, the table comes in 3 sizes and is light and compact—and the linoleum surface makes it particularly suitable for use in a home office or as carefree dining table.
- Small: 29.1" h x 29.5" w x 29.5" d (74x75x75cm)
- Medium: 29.1" h x 59.1" w x 29.5" d (74x150x75cm)
- Large: 29.1" h x 70.9" w x 33.5" d (74x180x85cm)
Karimoku New Standard
It has always been about the wood. Shohei Kato opened a small woodworking shop in 1940 from a longstanding timber firm he acquired in Kariya. The first letters of the town name combined with “moku,” as in “mokuzai” ( “wood”) provided the brand name. Furniture followed within 2 decades, along with several brands under the Karimoku umbrella. Then in 2009, with his grandson Hiroshi Kato as vice president, the Karimoku New Standard branch launched to develop works with international designers in the modern design arena.
The star roster includes Swedish studio TAF, the Swiss team Big-Game and Dutch duo Scholten & Baijings. Among them is David Glaettli, who also serves as KNS brand creative director and dubbed its credo as “high-tech and high-touch.” The highly skilled Japanese carpentry and hand-applied painting that are a part of the parent company heritage are integral to KNS. It also looks forward, revitalizing native forests by targeting undervalued, sustainably grown hardwoods. Advanced technologies have elevated the low-diameter chestnut, maple and oak trees, once turned into wood chips for paper pulp, into something of lasting beauty. The aim, notes Hiroshi, is “furniture that will be used and loved for more than 100 years.”