KOTAN, a series of furniture developed for better sustainability and longevity. The chair might look simple but is very complicated in structure. Designer Naoto Fukasawa put in hours of work to make it comfortable, light, and durable at the same time. The series has tables with a wide variety in height, size, and material. Available in Japanese Ash and perfect for residences, stores, and office spaces.


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. On 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 a professor at Tama Art University. Since 2012, he is also the curator of The Japan Folk Crafts Museum.
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