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Fil Mass Series
by Canuch

Fil Mass Series Sumi Limited by Canuch
Kenichi Aikawa

Canuch has created a furniture series that explores a Japanese tradition rooted in the landscape and preserved through the centuries.


The series was conceived with a view to gaining a deeper understanding of noyaki, a millennia-old annual tradition of burning the Aso grasslands to ensure their preservation, taking place in Minami-Oguni town where Fil is based.

The collection features a contrast between different materials, combining a steel frame with charred cedar inspired by the inky black landscape of the area. Production is limited to 25 units sold annually, a number is based on the 25 Oguni cedar saplings which were granted in the Edo period to grow forests.


This project has been longlisted in the furniture design category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Canuch

Project: Fil Mass Series

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