Ariake – Sori chair – LES VRAIS
Sori chair joins the furniture collection of Ariake. Keiji Ashizawa has designed this comfortable, stackable chair with variable finishes,
both in terms of the choice of colours and the design of the seat.
The whole design of the Sori chair is inspired by Japanese furnitures, as a the sleek bridge connects the front and back legs making it suitable for tatami floors.
This a proof of a well-thought piece adaptable to every kind of indoor space, with or without carpet.
Oak is the material of choice for the chair to evoke the strength of the tree, even if the furniture is crafted to the finest proportions for the legs.
This gives an impression of lightness and sculptural quality.
As its name suggests, the chair is shaped like a sledge. Indeed, in Japanese, Sori means sledge.
Keiji Ashizawa graduated from the Department of Architecture, Yokohama National University in 1996. He started his career as an architect at architecture WORKSHOP, and after two years of furniture production at super robot, a hardware furniture production studio, he established Keiji Ashizawa Architects in 2005.
Following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, he established Ishinomaki Kobo, a public workshop that supports the independence of local communities. In 2014, Ishinomaki Kobo was incorporated as a furniture brand. In addition to architecture and interiors, he is active in a wide range of fields.
“Honest Design” is his philosophy, which is consistent from architecture and renovation to lighting and furniture design, are highly evaluated both at home and abroad.