Furniture Design

Fukasawa, Naoto (1956)

The Japanese industrial designer links his intuitive traditional philosophy to the constraints of mass-production. His minimalist and monochrome creations often look with much humour at his childhood memories for inspiration: pebbles, melted chocolate, fruit peels. To the designer, objects and furniture should perfectly blend with their environment and become « invisible ». 'We grasp at unseen textures. We reach for the space around visible objects. We try to ascertain networks connected via imperceptible threads… All that the designer needs to do is find the right outline for the given conditions.'

 

 
Naoto Fukasawa
Naoto Fukasawa
Shelf-X bookshelf, 2005
Shelf-X bookshelf, 2005
Juice Skin Packaging
Juice Skin Packaging
Drawing for Chair, Vitra, 2007
Drawing for Chair, Vitra, 2007
Knife sketch
Knife sketch
Titikaka Bench, 2010
Titikaka Bench, 2010
Plus Minus Zero Humidifier, 2003
Plus Minus Zero Humidifier, 2003
Infobar Cellular Phone, 2003
Infobar Cellular Phone, 2003
Salt and Pepper Maracas, ca 2008
Salt and Pepper Maracas, ca 2008
Muku Sofa, 2006
Muku Sofa, 2006
Papilio Chair, 2008
Papilio Chair, 2008
Vase Metro, ca 2010
Vase Metro, ca 2010
Grande Papilio armchair and ottoman, ca 2009
Grande Papilio armchair and ottoman, ca 2009
Cu-Clock, 2011
Cu-Clock, 2011
Déjà-vu chair, 2007
Déjà-vu chair, 2007
Déjà-vu table, 2007
Déjà-vu table, 2007
Soho Chair, 2010
Soho Chair, 2010
Tempo Clock, 2011
Tempo Clock, 2011
Hiroshima Chair, 2008
Hiroshima Chair, 2008
Nextmaruni Chair, ca 2007
Nextmaruni Chair, ca 2007
Cloud Sofa, 2006
Cloud Sofa, 2006
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