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brand:HOSHINAdesign: Motomi Kawakami
This chair exudes an indescribable nostalgic feel while also presenting a contemporary look with the supple lines of its frame. The wicker upholstery, handwoven into a work of art by trained artisans in Japan, offers the delight of watching it take on an amber hue as it ages?making for a masterpiece you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
Motomi Kawakami

A native of Hyogo, Japan, Motomi Kawakami earned a Bachelor degree from the Crafts Department in the Fine Arts Division of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (now Tokyo University of the Arts), and then a Master’s degree from the university’s Graduate School of Fine Arts. He worked at Angello Mangiarotti’s architectural office in Milan from 1966 to 1969. After returning to Japan, he established Kawakami Design Room in 1971. His design work covers diverse genres such as products, interiors, and environments. He also serves as a visiting professor at Tama Art University, and previously at Tokyo University of the Arts.

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brand:HOSHINA /design: Motomi Kawakami
    Frame: Choose from urethane-coated white oak (clear, gray oak, or dark gray oak color) or urethane-coated black walnut (clear or dark walnut color). Wicker models come in urethane-coated white oak (clear or dark gray oak color) only.

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