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Japanese retro design

Before 1960, Karimoku was active in producing wooden products, such as piano keyboards and television parts. Then, the company decided to build handcrafted furniture in Japan for Japanese consumers. Making the most of advanced wood processing technology, the company produced and sold furniture domestically for the first time. At that time, the Japanese tradition of removing shoes and sitting on the floor was rapidly giving way to the Western custom of sitting on chairs. The Karimoku chair became a symbol of Japan's desire for a new, modern lifestyle, and Karimoku products gained popularity throughout the country. Later, much of this early furniture was discontinued as the company and emerging competitors made new products to meet growing consumer demands.  
Above the Mini-Chair with the K Chair, the first Karimoku chair, developed as an

Above the Mini-Chair with the K Chair, the first Karimoku chair, developed as an

Now, Karimoku reasserts our passion for manufacturing and reproduces these discontinued models. The piece of furniture presented here is a children's armchair covered in either green velvet or leatherette. 
Susanne Fritz


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SUSANNE FRITZ

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