Ariake, A New Chapter in Japanese Design

 
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Ariake is a furniture brand founded by Legnatec and Hirata Chair, two legendary manufacturers from the furniture producing town of Morodomi, Japan. Named after the Ariake Sea in Southern Japan, Ariake means daybreak in Japanese. It symbolizes a new chapter for the two factories as they embark on a collaboration with international designers for the global market. The creation of the Ariake brand and the furniture designs were done over numerous intensive workshops in Morodomi, where furniture designers, art directors, a photographer and craftsmen all lived, worked and ate together. Despite language barriers, the designers and craftsmen generated a collective energy and mutual trust that defined the soul of the brand. Ariake’s 30-piece collection is made from oak, ash, hinoki, cedar, leather, paper cord, cotton canvas, upholstery and unique finishes such as sumi and indigo dye. Each piece is crafted in Morodomi, with furniture designs by Anderssen & Voll, Gabriel Tan, Keiji Ashizawa, Norm Architects, Shin Azumi, Staffan Holm, Zoe Mowat and Studio MK27. It truly is a new chapter in Japan design

Ariake Braid Sofa by Norm Architects

Ariake Braid Sofa by Norm Architects

Ariake Sagyo Desk by Keiji Ashizawa & Shoji Screen by Gabriel Tan

Ariake Sagyo Desk by Keiji Ashizawa & Shoji Screen by Gabriel Tan

Ariake Outline Chair by Norm Architects

Ariake Outline Chair by Norm Architects

Ariake Bench by Gabriel Tan

Ariake Bench by Gabriel Tan

Ariake Dovetail Stools by Staffan Holm

Ariake Dovetail Stools by Staffan Holm

Ariake Saga chair by Anderssen & Voll

Ariake Saga chair by Anderssen & Voll