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KIMI NO ISU 2016

  • HOKKAIDO ARTS FOUNDATION
  • 2016
  • Chair

"Kimi no Isu Project" ("Your Chair Project") has been launched by the city of Asahikawa, in Hokkaido (Japan). Every year, one designer is called up to think a new wooden chair for children. Each child being born during that year in this city is being offering a chair. The project has been such a great success that, today, children of 4 more cities of Hokkaido are enjoying that unique present.
Each chair is made in solid wood, marked by date of production, name and birth day of each child, a logo, and stamped by a serie number.
Chairs are always manufactured in Hokkaido eventhough craftman is changing every year so is the designer.

In 2016, Mikiya thought of a chair that could become « the first friend »of the new born. Thus his design follows organic shapes that remind us a living thing. Also, its flat surface is thought to be used as a table during first times and then as a seat.

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