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Design November, 9 2009

Jin Kuramoto “Life Chair”

There’s a pleasant trend in furniture design toward paired down utilitarian seating furniture. Jin Kuramoto’s “Life Chair,” is one example. He’s devised this based on experiences with “mundane” chairs in the countryside. These finds are stripped to basic elements and devoid of overly ambitious design.

While this is a pleasant notion, there is much charm and ambition within the history of country furniture, so getting caught up in a city vs. country battle is a touch out of order. However, Kuramoto’s chair has a strong shift in angle as the stile rises up into the crest rail, giving enough movement to make it anything but mundane despite its simplistic aspiration. (via DB).

Further details of the “Life Chair” after the jump.

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