With this version of the Kinuta lounge chair, Norm Architects tempers architectural lines with a supple free-hanging seat in either leather or canvas. Suggested by the classic safari chair, N-LC02 conforms to the body when seated while also giving the design a much more lightweight expression. As Japan’s leading manufacturer of wooden furniture, Karimoku imbues its Case Study line with uncompromising craftsmanship and remarkable attention to detail. Along with many subtle attributes inspired by California’s midcentury Case Study project, Karimoku takes its cue from Tokyo’s 1980s Kinuta Terrace apartments with a common courtyard—relating to nature by virtue of the furniture’s aesthetics as well as the emphasis on impeccable solid-wood construction.
- 28.35" h x 28.54" w x 26.38" d (72x72.5x67cm)
- Seat height: 13" (33cm)
- Arm height: 21.26" (54cm)
Oak, canvas or leather
“Norms aren’t boring,” Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects says, reflecting on the name of his Copenhagen-based design studio, formed with fellow architect Kasper Rønn. “On the contrary, the firm wants to make use of all that centuries-old wisdom that we now know as design.” Norm encompasses furniture, dinner service, kitchenware and lighting fixtures as well as architecture projects with third partner Linda Korndal.
“There’s something in our design culture that’s born out of our connection to the Nordic climate, to the crafts and the natural materials that surround us, and that 'something' makes us stand out,” Jonas says. Norm Architects has garnered numerous prestigious awards such as Red Dot, IF Design Award and Design Plus Award. Jonas focuses on aesthetics and Kasper concentrates on technology but the lines are often blurred on any offering, says Jonas. “You should be able to look at it in 10, 20 years’ time and still find it useful and beautiful.”