Paulownia is a type of wood that has been used in making traditional Japanese furniture (mainly chests) for more than 200 years. Not only being light, elastic, and limber, Paulownia is also strong to aridity, humidity, fire, and worms, giving it enough reasons to be used for centuries to protect precious kimonos and properties. All of the furniture produced in this project are hand-made by the most skillful craftsmen from Kamo Chest Manufacturer’s Cooperative of Niigata prefecture.
Design year – 2007
Client – Kamo Chest Manufacturer’s Cooperative（加茂簞笥協同組合）