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Karimoku New Standard Milan Design Week, Exhibition 2012, Erastudio Apartment Gallery, Milan

KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD was exhibited at an apartment gallery in the central district of Milan as part of the Milan Design Week 2012. It was decided to leave the apartment’s interior as it was and simply exhibit the pieces of furniture used in daily life. The Italian food artist Arabeschi di Latte was brought in to coordinate a special menu for the opening party using ingredients conceptually derived from the wood which served as the material source of the furniture.

Photographer: Takumi Ota

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Karimoku New Standard x Shin Suzuki, Exhibition 2011, Lidewij Edelkoort Gallery, Paris

Having seen the exhibition in Milan, Li Edelkoort suggested putting on a mobile exhibition around Paris that became KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD X Shin Suzuki. This went ahead using the space offered at the two-storey gallery owned by Edelkoort in the city.

Photographer: Shin Suzuki

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Karimoku New Standard x Shin Suzuki Milan Design week, Exhibition 2011, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan

Japanese domestic brand KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD held an exhibition at Milan Design Week 2011. A Milanese gallery exhibited the KARIMOKU furniture along with photographs of furniture appearing in the works of photographer Shin Suzuki who specializes in taking scenes from daily life. The installation lasted for five days and through the photographs visitors could visualize the daily lives in which the furniture plays an important part.

Photographer: Shin Suzuki

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Halfway for KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD, Sofa system, Japan

The Halfway seating unit was designed to be a particular size between the dimensions of a lounge chair and a double sofa. Spacious for one while being snug for two. It is comfortable when on your own and makes you feel closer as a pair. The modular parts can be freely assembled to create various shapes and sizes.

Halfway is a part of the new collection KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD, directed by TERUHIRO YANAGIHARA for established Aichi based manufacturer Karimoku. With the aim of sustainability, the entire collection is made of thinning wood, a common waste product of forestry.

Photographer: Takumi Ota

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Pile for KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD, Modular furniture, Japan

Pile converts an industrial icon; the universal palette into basic modular furniture that adjusts to individual needs. Either stood upright or laid-out as a low table.

Pile, Stools and Nook are part of the new collection KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD, directed by Teruhiro Yanagihara for established Nagoya based manufacturer Karimoku. With the aim of sustainability, the entire collection is made of thinning wood, a common waste product of forestry.Photographer: Takumi Ota

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Stools for KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD, Stool, Japan

Stools is a ‘two-storey’ stool/side-table that mixes typologies to constitute a versatile object that serves various purposes. When sitting down upon it, it acts as a stool and when placing an item upon it, it can be used as a side-table.

Pile, Stools and Nook are part of the new collection KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD, directed by Teruhiro Yanagihara for established Nagoya based manufacturer Karimoku. With the aim of sustainability, the entire collection is made of thinning wood, a common waste product of forestry.

Photographer: Takumi Ota

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Nook for KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD, Coat rack, Japan

Modular coat rack Nook can be adapted to meet its user’s needs and habitation. For one person a single module fits in a corner, for a couple a set of two can be placed along a wall and in a larger space as a set of four, it becomes freestanding.

Pile, Stools and Nook are part of the new collection KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD, directed by Teruhiro Yanagihara for established Nagoya based manufacturer Karimoku. With the aim of sustainability, the entire collection is made of thinning wood, a common waste product of forestry.

Photographer: Takumi Ota

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