New solid wood furniture series for new Japanese brand, Matsuso T, launched at Stockholm Furniture Fair. The number five is part of a host of Japanese and Eastern traditions and philosophies (The Five Elements, The Five Colours, The Five Senses, for example).
We, on the other hand, arrived at the number five while investigating multi-directional forms. Our research led us to develop a shape that combines a circle with a pentagon. This iconic form never needs to be lined-up with the rest of the furnishings within an interior. Its inherent flexibility as well as its distinct and memorable shape are qualities that will garner attention.
We have designed a series of furniture items around this iconic shape – an armchair/chair, a stool, dining and coffee tables, a coat stand, a clothes rail and bench. All of these items of furniture are linked together through the use of this five-sided motif – like an indelible signature.Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune
Photos: Takumi Ota Photography
Project name: FIVE