Shoji Screen- Gabriel Tan
Shoji Screen – designed by Gabriel Tan – Ariake
A space divider which can fold into a coat rack, this versatile piece of furniture allows the user to hang
blankets, throws and hats to create a functional screen.
Incidentally, Saga is famous for its hot air balloon festival.Cai Guo-Qiang.
The gently curved ends of the shelf legs are reminiscent of a rope ladder, suspended from a hot air balloon.
The result is both poetic and structural. Incidentally, Saga is famous for its hot air balloon festival.
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.
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