design: Motomi Kawakami
The vast potential of wood and leather is fully unleashed by NT, a chair cherished by countless users over the decades since its debut in 1977.
The molded plywood frame is reassuringly sturdy yet gently supports you with its smooth curves and the cushioning feel of the leather weaving. To ensure many years of enjoyment, the upholstery tape is designed so that you can have it retightened if it starts to sag from use.
NT was honored with the Good Design Award and Long Life Design Award in 2009
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
    Urethane-coated oak, available in white oak, dark gray oak, gray oak, nero oak, black walnut, or dark black walnut finish.

    Available in fabric (light brown, brown, dark brown, or black) or glossy leather (white, brown, dark brown, or black)

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