GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2009

GOOD DESIGN|日本商工会議所会頭賞

Award-winning item
Chair [HIDA series Arda, Arno, Po, Naviglio, Piave, Tevere]
Business Owner
Hida Sangyo Co.,Ltd.
Domain/Category
Living - Home Furnisings and Interior Design
Company
Hida Sangyo Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
Award Number
09B05016
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2009

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Outline

In thinking about sustainable manufacturing in Japan, the designers focused on the material of Japanese cedar, whose scientific name Cryptomeria japonica means "hidden asset of Japan." To give soft cedar lumber a hardness suited to furniture, instead of cutting a compression technology has been adopted that also has attracted attention as a technique for molding three-dimensional items of uneven thickness, In addition, design of furniture made using this technology has been entrusted to Enzo Mari. Mari, who considers a design project to be "an act for creating an ideal society," appreciated the significance of this joint effort and designed a chair with contemporary interpretations and expressions while being based on Japanese traditions. The design also utilizes the knots commonly found in lumber from forest-thinning projects, considering it important to respect them for their beauty.

Producer

Hida Sangyo Co.,Ltd. President Sanzo Okada

Director

Hida Sangyo Co.,Ltd. Design Director Teruhiko Nakagawa

Designer

Enzo Mari

Enzo Mari

More information

http://www.em-hida.jp/

Already on the market
2006/2/11

Evaluation

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