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Soba Table and Bench by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Soba Table and Bench by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative, photo: Jonathan Mauloubier

Soba Table and Bench by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative, photo: Jonathan Mauloubier

For Japan Creative, Munich based designer Stefan Diez has created a series of easy to assemble bamboo and kevlar rope tables and benches that can be flat-packed.

 

 

Soba Table and Bench by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative, photo: Jonathan Mauloubier

Soba Table detail by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative, photo: Jonathan Mauloubier

“Soba reinterprets the traditional bamboo bench, an object still used in lots of places in Japan and which became such an almost invisible object, by adding a twist in its construction to allow it to be easily assembled.”

 

Soba Table detail by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative, photo: Jonathan Mauloubier

Soba Table detail by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative, photo: Jonathan Mauloubier

“Both items can be delivered flat pack in a rather small packing unit, which makes the design quite suitable to sell through an online store. Beside the bamboos, the only material which is additionally needed is kevlar rope, cleverly put together and tighten by hand to results into a very stable piece.”

 

Soba Table and Bench by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative, photo: Jonathan Mauloubier

Soba Table and Bench elements by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative, photo: Jonathan Mauloubier

“Put outside, the pieces will age beautifully, taking advantage of their naturally waxed surfaces, slowly shading from a bright greenish into a light grey.”

 

Soba Table and Bench by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative, photo: Jonathan Mauloubier

Soba Table and Bench by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative, photo: Jonathan Mauloubier

Soba is the outcome of a collaboration initiated by Japan Creative together with the Yamagishi bamboo shop located in Kochi island in the south of Japan.

 

to the Japan Creative website

 

to the Stefan Diez website

 

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