Haori Hakama and Yukuta by NOI

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Haori / Hakama / Yukuta by NOI

DMY Berlin 2010: at DMY Berlin this week Berlin designers NOI present their first collection of furniture, comprising simple wooden trestles and sewn Tyvek pockets.

Haori / Hakama / Yukuta by NOI

The series of temporary clothing storage is inspired by the appearance of Japanese kimonos when presented on a kimono rack and the storage bags found in their sleeves.

Haori / Hakama / Yukuta by NOI

Above: Hakama

The trestles are available in oak, ash or walnut and can be self assembled.

Haori / Hakama / Yukuta by NOI

Above: Hakama

The pieces are currently on display at the Youngsters exhibition at DMY Berlin.

Haori / Hakama / Yukuta by NOI

Above: Hakama

DMY Berlin continues until 13 June.

Here is more information from NOI:


Haori

The traditional Kimono is characterised by its long sleeve bags – these are a form of sack used as (secret) storage for personal utensils.

Haori / Hakama / Yukuta by NOI

Above: Hakama detail

This expressive image of the Kimono, which is often presented on a typical Kimono rack was one of the starting points of our creative work.

Haori / Hakama / Yukuta by NOI

Above: Haori

The series of spatially imposing objects serve for temporary storage and are composed of a minimal amount of materials.

Haori / Hakama / Yukuta by NOI

Above: Haori

The feathery flat bag system is made from paper-like Tyvek, which is layered, folded and sewed together to gain volume when filled.

Haori / Hakama / Yukuta by NOI

Above: Haori

The minimal wooden structure consists of a simple plug connection and can be assembled by the user on-site.

Haori / Hakama / Yukuta by NOI

Above: Haori

The minimal wooden structure consists of a simple plug connection and can be assembled by the user on-site.

Haori / Hakama / Yukuta by NOI

Above: Yukuta

Hakama

Hakama is the smallest piece of the series. It serves as a neat clothes rack and is especially dedicated to those who use to have a mountain of worn but not dirty clothes on the floor. Hakama is made of oak tree, but also available in ash and walnut.

Haori / Hakama / Yukuta by NOI

Above: Yukuta

Yukata

Yukata is a coat rack with some additional space for accessories, underclothing or shoes. Clothes are protected and hidden behind the bag system made from Tyvek. Yukata's structure is made from ash tree but also available in oak and walnut.

Haori / Hakama / Yukuta by NOI

Above: Yukuta

About NOI

After several years of practical experiences Ines Königsmann and Nora Schmidt, both graduates of Bauhaus-Universtität Weimar, founded studio NOI and moved to the atelierhouse Heikonaut in Berlin Lichtenberg in 2009.

Haori / Hakama / Yukuta by NOI

Above: Yukuta


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  • mick

    ahah great!

    kind a ironic!

  • http://www.arqrosadasilva.com António Rosa da Silva

    Not very practical i suppose…

  • Obscurity

    A bit of information:

    Haori, hakama, yukata (not yukuta) are Japanese common nouns meaning overcoat, over pants and summer kimono respectively.
    Unlike Western clothes, cutting used in making Japanese kimonos is tw0-dimensional. You can hang kimono, a sewn-up piece of flat cloth, on a kimono rack for display, or as part of the interior of bedroom. Similar racks with fabric panels are used for temporary partition.
    http://ow.ly/1Xud4 http://ow.ly/1XtMH http://ow.ly/1Xunb http://ow.ly/1Xuxm

  • er

    saw them at DMY and can assure that they’re practical and stable.
    I really like Hakama. would love to have one of em.

  • Obscurity

    Thanks @er for your on-site post, an evidence to my impresssion that the practicality of the Japanese furniture must have been the concept the designer intended to implement in her context.

    May I add that kimono rack is part of traditional bridal furniture and comes in a set with other stuffs including trays for folded kimono, towel rack and trash box. In a multi-prpose tatami room which has no built-in closet, these movable racks are really practical. http://ow.ly/1Yvk

  • Obscurity

    Sorry. The URL shoul read:
    http://ow.ly/1YvLP

  • luna

    ah, great, I´m exactly looking for something like this for a long time! I would love to have Hakama at home