Round Chair by Mikiya Kobayashi

«And I think Japanese calligraphy is similar to interior design.
We can make good space, by putting beautiful and functional thing in a space. Japanese calligraphy has developed my sense of balance when designing.»

 

The Round chair is for TAIYOU&C.
TAIYOU&C. is a brand launched by my design studio in 2016.
The story begins by the time I was working at an interior architecture office. Indeed, I was already wondering about furnitures suited for contract projects I was working on. Today TAIYOU&C. pursue and make this reflection a reality.
Furniture, and chairs in particular, that we conceived for spaces such as hospitals, offices or buildings’ halls respond to specific and essential standards: First, they are shaped to fit harmoniously in the space, even when a numerous amount is arranged. Also, they are easy to use. Not only they are comfortable to seat in but also easy to stand up from. And of course, they are stackable.
We are working with wood for its soothing properties makes it a perfect material within our stressful time. Of course good contracts’ furniture can only become a long-lasting partner for a home use.

 

I think the character for this chair is the good balance between simplicity and attractiveness. I’m always looking for new thing by selecting good balance from the relationship between space, objects ans human.
My back ground for design is Japanese calligraphy. I used to learn Japanese calligraphy when I was young, which I believe has had the greatest effect on what I do as a designer.
My grandmother taught Japanese calligraphy, so I was used to holding a brush. When I was child, Japanese cartography was the most interesting game for me. Of course this is not game, but I was fan of making a good balance between the line and the white Japanese paper and make a beautiful blank by lines I draw. And I think Japanese calligraphy is similar to interior design. We can make good space, by putting beautiful and functional thing in a space.
Japanese calligraphy has developed my sense of balance when designing.

Normally I don’t think about trends.
I think I want to look for good design by observation of our daily life.

 

Interview with Mikiya Kobayashi about TAIYOU&C.

Trends: Structuralism.

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