Creating comfortable shapes

Design, materials and structure — successful furniture manufacturing entails combining these three into a single entity, and inspiration is the start of the process. Novel designs can emerge suddenly from a flash of inspiration or from an instinctive insight.


Turning ideas into products

The designer’s inspiration takes shape in three dimensions from a sketch made with 3D CAD software and a 3D printer. Studying this trial piece, we identify any issues from the perspectives of planning, development and marketing. Through continued trial and error, we determine how to fashion a compelling shape. This process greatly contributes to the realization of a fully complete design.


The infinite potential of design

From verification of the design and material to a review of the effectiveness of this combination, our Design Lab contributes to a coherent manufacturing process. Designers from Japan and other countries meet outside the office to establish a collaborative base for generating ideas that take shape through communication.