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KOTAN Bar Chair (wooden seat)

KOTAN Bar Chair (wooden seat)

Part of the KOTAN series, designed with the goal of producing “next generation, long-life products.” Naoto Fukasawa poured over many details in order to perfect a product that was comfortable, light, and durable at the same time. Made with Japanese Ash wood, KOTAN is perfect for residences, stores, office spaces, or anywhere a bright, round, airy design is desired.

Advanced techniques shine through this chair’s simple design. The curved backrest is made of stacked sheets of wood, and bent using modern moulding technology. CondeHouse techniques prioritize low-waste construction to preserve our limited resources, as well as give increased strength. The characteristic wood grain of Japanese Ash also shines through.

Wooden Seat: This seat type allows you to experience the stunning wood grain of Japanese Ash to your heart’s content. The seat is slightly curved concavely to allow for deeper sitting comfort. This wooden seat also allows for effortless maintenance, as it can be cleaned with a single wipe, making it ideal for use as a daily dining essential.

Bar height chair/stool: The front stretcher is available in Japanese Ash or hairline stainless steel. Long, slender legs extend outward from the seat, providing an overall sense of lightness. While a relatively simple stool, it is filled with flawless design prowess in places such as the metal fittings and the construction of the underside of the seat, and exudes a sense of “everyday beauty” sought after by the designer.

Product Information

tear sheet
Wood – Finish
Japanese Ash Natural/White Wash/Medium Brown/Dark Brown/Gray Wash/Dark Gray/Black

Standard Size

22"w 20"d 41 1/4"h 30 1/4"sh
Front stretcher: Japanese Ash or hairline stainless steel

As shown

Japanese Ash Natural


Naoto Fukasawa
Naoto Fukasawa

Born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1956, Naoto Fukasawa has worked at Seiko Epson and ID Two (now IDEO San Francisco), founding and heading up IDEO’s Tokyo office. In 2003, Fukasawa went independent and established NAOTO FUKASAWA DESIGN.

Fukasawa has established a reputation for his quietly powerful designs and philosophies embodying human sentiment. He has collaborated with numerous international companies and brands. His designs span a wide variety of fields, from home accessories and precision electronic equipment to mobility, furniture, interior spaces and architecture.

Fukasawa is the recipient of numerous design awards. He has been accorded the title of Royal Designer for Industry (Royal Society of Arts) and received the Isamu Noguchi Award in 2018. He is also a professor at Tama Art University. Since 2012, he has been a curator at The Japan Folk Crafts Museum.

Designer’s Profile


Standard Size

Fabric - Leather

Wood - Finish

Japanese Ash Natural
Japanese Ash White Wash
Japanese Ash Medium Brown
Japanese Ash Dark Brown
Japanese Ash Gray Wash
Japanese Ash Dark Gray
Japanese Ash Black