Carved Chair by Staffan Holm
There has been given great attention to the ergonomics and proportion while designing this stackable chair.
The Carved chair appears simple from far, but features subtle transitions from geometric profiles to rounded ones.
The result is a chair that is functional and sculptural, visually light while physically strong.
Staffan Holm design studio is based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The studio is working with interior architecture, industrial design and furniture design.
Fascinated by inventions and craftsmanship at a young age, Staffan Holm later trained as a fine cabinet
maker and gained his journeymans letter. He then continued to work as a carpenter for nearly four years
and founded the Staffan Holm design studio 2008 after graduating School of Design and Crafts (HDK)
in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Ariake is a furniture brand founded by Legnatec and Hirata Chair, two factories from the furniture producing town
of Morodomi in Saga prefecture, Japan. Ariake is named after the Ariake Sea in Southern Japan and also means “daybreak”
in Japanese symbolizing a new chapter for its founding manufacturers: Legnatec and Hirata Chair Manufacture Co.
which have been producing furniture in Japan for over 40 years.
It is Ariake’s philosophy that furniture is made for social situations where people live, work and eat together.
The Ariake brand was created during two intensive workshops in Morodomi where furniture designers, art directors,
craftsmen and photographers lived, worked and ate together to shape and generate a collective energy
and mutual trust that would define the soul of the brand.
The products made by Ariake is inspired by the spirituality of Japanese culture and urban living contexts which is seen
in the combination of handmade- and machine-created products.
Each Ariake collection piece is 100% made in Saga, Japan by Hirata Chair and Legnatec,
producers of Japanese furniture since more than 40 years.