Maruni Collection 2012 – New Items
This year the Lightwood has added new variations to its family; A counter chair made for commercial use but will also match residential counter height tables, and also stools to match both counter and table heights. We would also like to introduce again the Roundish with cushioned seats which were announced last fall, now available with more variations in colors.
As another aim of Maruni Collection, it has been challenging in redesign and refinement of Maruni Wood Industry’s traditional lines of furniture since the start of the collection. Jasper Morrison’s Club (*) has become part of this approach this year. The sofa of the previously announced Traditional Series by Naoto Fukasawa has also been modified in small details which gives a different new look (*).
*These new items will be available this autumn.
Club, Traditional Series
– Redesigning Maruni Wood Industry’s traditional furniture:
Maruni Wood Industry has a long history of manufacturing traditional western style furniture, and many people today still have a fondness for the style. Therefore, we have included some tasteful traditional pieces into the modern Maruni Collection as an experiment. Although traditional furniture can look old-fashioned at first sight, it is true that such an “old-fashioned-ness” is also associated with our sense of comfort. Based on that, we slightly modified the materials and upholsteries of these traditional pieces.
Art director / Naoto Fukasawa