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Musubi Armchair pictured on top of a concrete floor

Musubi Armchair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Koyori

Dezeen Showroom: designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec have combined Japanese craftsmanship with notes of Scandinavian design to create a sculpted wooden armchair for design brand Koyori.

The Musubi Armchair is a solid wooden armchair that was crafted using carving and wood-bending techniques to create its sculptural "dented" shape.

The Musubi Armchair is available in a black finish
The Musubi Armchair was designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

The chair boasts a dented detail between the back and armrest, and armrest and legs, as though the chair has been tied or pinched at its width.

"We wanted to express the beautiful and sensual quality, in which a chair is pleasant, not only when you sit in it, but also when you touch it," said Ronan Bouroullec.

"Musubi Armchair is a sculptural chair, which instantly narrates the high level of Japanese craftsmanship."

Image of the Musubi Armchair which was designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
The chair has dented details at its joints

Musubi Armchair is available in the choice of natural oak or black beech. The natural oak finish allows the grain of the wood to become a focal feature of the chair while the black beech boasts a sleek and modern look.

"My theme was to physically express the beauty, the feel, the tactile aspect of wood," said Bouroullec.

"When one of my friends visited my studio and sat on and touched the prototype, he said that it felt as if he was touching a human."

Product: Musubi Armchair
Brand: Koyori
Contact: [email protected]

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