Furniture

New home decor from John Doerson

There’s something about Japanese-inspired designs that instantly calm you down, and wash you over with a sense of peace. They always manage to be simple, minimal, and sophisticated. And that’s why they always get me excited! One such example would be TAMEN’s Yosegi Multifunctional Stools. Inspired by traditional Japanese Shinto Kumiki puzzles, this pair of nesting stools feature the Yosegi technique, which is the art of creating exquisite patterns using inlaid wood. TAMEN even utilized the Tsugite technique, which includes bringing together geometric wooden joints, resulting in 12 diamond-shaped columns that effortlessly merge together. Due to these wooden joints and unique columns, both the stools can be combined together to create one space-saving stool! This space-saver can be easily put away for storage. When separated in two, they also function as companion seats or footrests.

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o please our feline friends and their owners, product designer Yoh Komiyama collaborated with Tokyo-based Rinn to create the NEKO Cat Tree, and to be honest, it’s pretty modern and fancy! The column-like structure features a marble base, with the marble being sourced from Greece. The cool marble helps your cat regulate and monitor its body temperature. Wood sourced from the forests in the Hida region of Japan was used to craft the series of dowels that make up the majority of the column. The dowels encircle a pillar shrouded with hemp cord, which supports three circular levels, acting as comfy platforms for your cat to relax on!

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Brazilian designer Tatiane Freitas has created a beautiful range of furniture called the My Old New Series which she describes as the materialization of the feelings of lightness while exposing the constant restlessness caused by the perception of how time flows. It reminds me of the Japanese art of ‘Kintsugi’ where you put back broken pots using gold – so every crack is like a gold vein. This has a similar sentiment to it as it completes the furniture with acrylics – I call it ‘Budget Kintsugi’. “It offers freedom and shares the building momentum. Still with questions, spaces, breaths – never-ending, but gaining fearlessly the field of possibilities along the way and hope for the untouchable future,” says Freitas. It is complete within itself even if at a first glance it doesn’t look like it – much like ourselves.

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The Bookniture Origami Furniture by MoMA is really as creative as a product can get! Inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, it’s a piece of furniture that folds into a book when not in use! When folded, Bookniture is basically a book, one that you can easily slide onto your bookshelf or your desk. 

When opened, it forms an accordion-style furniture design that can be used as a table, seat, or even a storage shelf. Despite the fact that it can be folded in origami style, the design is quite durable and able to hold quite a bit of weight.

 So you can sit on it with ease, without fearing that it’ll break apart and you may fall!

Okawa City produced a campaign revealing mini furniture for cats! Named, ‘Craftsman MADE’, it includes genuine pieces of furniture which have been scaled down. The result is cute cat-sized furniture pieces including a little bed and a sofa for your feline friends. In fact, these images showcase cats having a very gala time indeed on these furniture designs!

Okawa City produced a campaign revealing mini furniture for cats! Named, ‘Craftsman MADE’, it includes genuine pieces of furniture which have been scaled down. The result is cute cat-sized furniture pieces including a little bed and a sofa for your feline friends. In fact, these images showcase cats having a very gala time indeed on these furniture designs!

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