Elephant Sofa Island
Elephant Sofa Island
Elephant Sofa Island
Elephant Sofa Island
Elephant Sofa Island
Elephant Sofa Island
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Karimoku New Standard × Christian Haas

Elephant Sofa Island

$1,620 – $1,887

$1,620 – $1,887

$1,620 – $1,887

$1,620 – $1,887

$1,620 – $1,887

$1,620 – $1,887

$1,620 – $1,887

$1,620

SKU: KNS-U3426BM-MAH

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Average lead time: 10-12 weeks

$1,755

SKU: KNS-U3426BM-STL

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Average lead time: 10-12 weeks

$1,887

SKU: KNS-U3426BM-RAF

Select Upholstery Options
Average lead time: 10-12 weeks

$1,620

SKU: KNS-U3426BM-MER

Select Upholstery Options
Average lead time: 10-12 weeks

$1,620

SKU: KNS-U3426BP-MAH

Select Upholstery Options
Average lead time: 10-12 weeks

$1,755

SKU: KNS-U3426BP-STL

Select Upholstery Options
Average lead time: 10-12 weeks

$1,887

SKU: KNS-U3426BP-RAF

Select Upholstery Options
Average lead time: 10-12 weeks

$1,620

SKU: KNS-U3426BP-MER

Select Upholstery Options
Average lead time: 10-12 weeks


Description

Sofa Island serves as a backless, armless extension of the Elephant modular seating collection. Designer Christian Haas' deeply cushioned concept is built on firm but pliant padding with a durable pocket-spring core and then topped with premium foam. The high-performance upholstery fabric is actually made from recycled synthetics that have a pleasingly wooly texture. A visible frame in sustainably grown solid Japanese chestnut balances out the look. 

Specifications

Size

15.25" h x 32.75" w x 32.75" d (39x83x83cm)

Material

Fabric upholstery, chestnut

Details

  • Upholstery Group:
    • Mode
    • Raf Simons Vidar 3
    • Steelcut Trio 3
    • Merit
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Brand

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.”


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