Mass Series Sumi Limited Furniture by Canuch Inc.

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Mass Series Sumi Limited

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Furniture

INSPIRATION:
Sumi limited is designed to express the unique Aso experience, where people and nature coexist and press on together in a majestic yet harsh volcanic environment, along with the seeds of life sprouting from the inky black world of Noyaki.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The series uses steel frame and generously planed-down cedar. What makes this series so special and profound is that the best part of old cedar trees is used and prepared by skilled woodcraft men. Clean-cut design with smoothly planed cedar and elegantly prepared steel frame urges you to touch and feel it.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Sumi limited is designed to express the unique Aso experience, where people and nature co-exist and press on together in a majestic yet harsh volcanic environment, along with the seeds of life sprouting from the inky black world of Noyaki. This series is limited to 25 units sold annually. The number is based on the 25 Oguni cedar saplings which were granted in the Edo period to grow forests.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in April 2019 in Kumamoto and finished in July 2020 in Tokyo Japan, and was exhibited in Designart Tokyo in 2020.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Unique texture created by charred cedar It is a traditional method to charred cedar to make durable furniture. The process involves skills and experience to bring out cedar defined grains just right. This is what produces the unique texture and rare finish to the furniture.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dining chair W590mm x D670mm x SH420mm x AH610mm Lounge chair W605mm x D680mm x SH365mm x AH510mm 900 Coffee table W900mm x D900mm x H450mm Handle stool W380mm x H450mm 4Leg stool W380mm x D380mm x H450mm Coat Hanger W450mm x D450mm x H1600mm

TAGS:
Furniture, Kumamoto, FIL, FIL STUDIOS, MASS Series

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Brand is based in Minami-Oguni, Kumamoto prefecture. Minami-Oguni is a town located to the north of Aso caldera which has an active volcano to this day. Aso caldera is internationally famous and about 50,000 people call it home. Rather than just making products, Brand came about with an ambition to protect and preserve the landscape and natural resources that communities cherished and harness it for future generations.

CHALLENGE:
Charred inky black represents the culture Cedar is charred to gain glossiness and organic feature with defined grains. Charred colour reminds us of noyaki. It represents Aso history and beauty of harmonic lifestyle with nature. Unique texture created by charred cedar It is a traditional method to charred cedar to make durable furniture. The process involves skills and experience to bring out cedar defined grains just right. This is what produces the unique texture and rare finish to the furniture.

ADDED DATE:
2022-07-09 17:03:53

TEAM MEMBERS (11) :
Strategic Planner:Genki Imamura, Project Manager:Kentaro Kanayama, Art director:Ryosuke Tomita, Public Relation:Masahiro Ryohara, Interior & Furniture design:Yosuke Kinoshita, Interior & Furniture design:Yusuke Noguchi, Digital Creative Director:Hiroki Noma, Creative Developer:Misato Daikuhara, Creative Developer:Kenta Toshikura, Photographer:Haruki Anami and Photographer:Kenichi Aikawa

IMAGE CREDITS:
Main Image #1 Photographer:Kenichi Aikawa
Optional Image #1 Photographer:Kenichi Aikawa
Optional Image #2 Photographer:Kenichi Aikawa
Optional Image #3 Photographer:Kenichi Aikawa
Movie : Haruki Anami
Optional Image #4 Photographer:Kenichi Aikawa

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyrights belong to FIL, 2022.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://canuch.com/projects/fil-studios-sumi-l imited


CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
FIL STUDIOS

PROFILE:
FIL is based in Minami-Oguni, Kumamoto prefecture. Minami-Oguni is a town located to the north of Aso caldera which has an active volcano to this day. Aso caldera is internationally famous and about 50,000 people call it home. Rather than just making products, FIL came about with an ambition to protect and preserve the landscape and natural resources that communities cherished and harness it for future generations. With a concept of Fulfilling Life, a lifestyle brand FIL makes locally produced furniture, aroma products and other daily-use items in Minami-Oguni, Aso, Kumamoto. FIL exists to quest the ideal way of being and pursuing the values of Fulfilling life.



NOMINATION DETAILS

Mass Series Sumi Limited Furniture by Canuch Inc is a Nominee in Furniture Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Mass Series Sumi Limited Furniture by Canuch Inc is Winner in Furniture Design Category, 2022 - 2023.



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