“Somewhere” is a foldable coffee table made by rational and natural structure, as well as, its every single detail was created by refinement craftsman hand by hand. The purpose of this furniture is getting back to basics of function as a furniture, at the same time a message to the standard making process “mass production”. All design elements have intention to support to each other naturally against loads. And every process of production has been made carefully by Japanese craftsmanship without any huge machines and facilities for mass production. “Somewhere” is more than just coffee table, elegant concept and structure allows owners to use various scene regardless of interior or exterior.
Client : Own Project
Somewhere / Foldable coffee table
WHY / context
The era of mass production for just cost reduction is over in Japan. We need to know that the process of mass production uses limited natural resources generously in vain just for cost reduction. This project had been started as a message to achieve more sound society in the process from the production through consumer, at the same time, for getting back to basics of function as a furniture.
HOW / application
In terms of design, each of element has intention to support to each other naturally against loads. This structure, in result, brings natural, rational, but elegant shapes. Further more, all components are easy to re-assemble for users maintenance or replacement. Materials except stainless steel are made of natural materials, such as wood, linoleum, and leather.
Every single detail of “Somewhere” has been sophisticated by Japanese craftsman. Whole making process have been made by simple and unique techniques which is requied craftsmanship, not but depends on any huge machines or facilities.
Lightweight table top can be used not only as put on its foldable legs but as a serving tray on the dining table. By touching this product, owner will perceive instantly the elegant texture from that every single details has an intention of both craftsmanship and design.
WHAT / implementation
Lightweight tray and super easy foldable legs allows to carry “somewhere”. “Somewhere” is more than just coffee table, elegant concept and structure allows owners to use various scene regardless of interior or exterior.