July 1, 2019 | Furniture
Kinuta N-S01 by Norm Architects & Karimoku
Kinuta N-S01 is a contemporary 2-seater sofa designed in collaboration between Copenhagen-based studio Norm Architects and Japan’s largest wooden furniture manufacturer, Karimoku. Norm Architects have designed a series of furniture for an interior renovation project in Tokyo. Karimoku is the largest wooden furniture manufacturer in Japan. Founded in 1940, established in Chita-gun, Aichi Prefecture as “Kariya Timber Industry” in 1947.
The sofa is available in oak, maple, and walnut. The Hinoki wood sofa boasts clear references to traditional Japanese architecture methods as well as democratic Danish furniture from the ’50s. All elements are on display, with the armrest continuing along with the backrest of the sofa and thereby creating a shelf-like element, increasing functionality and making it suitable for a small home.