In an homage to modern master Le Corbusier, the Castor Lounge Chair plays on the concept of seating with a visible structure. Big-Game's version for Karimoku New Standard replaces cold steel with the warmth of Japanese oak in deftly crafted structure. Graceful angled wood surrounds the sides and back, resulting in seating looks good from all angles—and easy placement anywhere in a room. Sink-deep cushions in high-quality foam and natural feathers promise complete comfort. Swiss design firm Big-Game brought its acumen to the Castor series for the Japanese company renowned for its sustainably sourced, meticulously crafted furnishings.
29.5" h x 37.5" l x 34.75" w (75x95.5x88cm)
Japanese oak, upholstery, high-quality foam and natural feathers
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.