Big-Game to present Japanese
oak chair in Milan


Milan 2014: Swiss design studio Big-Game will present an oak chair for Japanese brand Karimoku New Standard in Milan next week (+ slideshow).

Castor low chair by Big-Game

Big-Game's Castor Low Chair for Karimoku New Standard adds to the Castor family previously created by the studio, which all use Japanese oak.

Castor low chair by Big-Game

"Karimoku New Standard's know-how in woodworking combines skilled craftsmen with cutting edge technology," the studio told Dezeen. "They have achieved the slim armrest using very precise joinery work, milling and sanding, and have given it a great finish that ages well. After all, it's a part that you're always touching or rubbing against when you're sitting on an armchair."

Castor low chair by Big-Game

The Castor references ergonomics of chairs found in traditional Swiss cafes, including the low seat with a wide backrest.

Castor low chair by Big-Game

The chair joins a collection that comprises a bench, a shelf, stackable stools and seats, as well as dining tables. It is available in natural oak, grey, black and green.

Castor low chair by Big-Game

The piece will be on show as part of Karimoku New Standard's exhibition during the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

  • smedley

    That’s a fine collection, lots of designers do this, but Big Game do it right.

  • Really Well Made

    Nice addition. The blend of European and Japanese styling works particularly well.