Keiji Ashizawa Design’s thoughtful version of a counter chair was originally designed for Tokyo’s Shibuya Cafe, informally situated opposite parkland. Carefully crafted in solid oak in a choice of finishes, Shibuya’s large-sized backrest and ergonomically curved contours allow for hours of relaxed sitting in utter comfort.
- 37.6" h x 19.3" w x 18.5" d (95.5x49x47cm)
- Seat height: 25.6" (65cm)
Each collection of Karimoku's premium wood furniture originates with a specific architectural project and represents a collaboration between the legacy Japanese brand and leading practitioners such as Britain's Norman Foster, Copenhagen's Norm Architects and Tokyo's Keiji Ashizawa. With starting points that include furnishing select restaurants, retail spaces and private residences, the collaborating designers have an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the Japanese company’s extensive heritage and unparalleled manufacturing expertise.
Initially produced as bespoke one-offs, the furniture pieces that were originally developed in a dialogue with a specific architectural setting thus have become a range of standout options offered for wider distribution, finding a place in a host of environments. Imbued with coherent style, they exhibit a richness of the materials, mindful production methods and timeless minimalist appeal as Karimoku ushers in the icons of tomorrow.