HIROSHIMA Armchair as a product was born in 2008, when Naoto Fukasawa’s creativity combined and blended with Maruni and their exceptional wood-working techniques. He made sure that Maruni recognized that their own manufacturing technique was one of a kind and also emphasized upon the tremendous potential of wood as a raw material. “I always wanted to design a fine wooden chair,” he said upon the release of HIROSHIMA Armchair. “What I had in mind was an extraordinary kind of piece, that would age with grace through daily use.” Today, Maruni export the model to 29 countries from the factory in Hiroshima, Japan.
The HIROSHIMA Armchair is designed to be comfortable. The chair’s distinctive back and arm rests, along with a spacious seat, allow for a variety of seating positions. In the pursuit of maximum chair comfort, Maruni craftsmen have made numerous, subtle modifications to the prototype models of these chairs; while trying them out for themselves. This may appear a very primitive approach compared to today’s ergonomics-driven approach. But Maruni craftsmen have trusted their own intuition and experience as a more reliable standard, which is a clear reflection of Maruni’s philosophy of respecting the traditional craftsmanship. Announcement Maruni will participate in Salone del Mobile Internazionale 2021, from April 13-18.
For more information contact Mrs Saori Hashitsume:
MARUNI WOOD INDUSTRY INC. Tokyo Office: 3-6-13 Higashinihonbashi Chuo-ku JP-103-0004 TOKYO / Japan Ph. +81 3 56146598 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org