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A series with an organic design, KORENTO’s main piece is a chair that smoothly, seamlessly connects every piece from the back to the arms and seat. The chair’s design was given the highest award for “crafting ingenuity and potential” at IFDA 2017. Designer Mikko Halonen chose the name “Korento,” meaning “dragonfly” in Finnish, because the chair resembles a dragonfly when viewed from the front. Constructed with Japanese Oak, KORENTO is beloved among those who desire compact pieces that exude high quality craftsmanship. The series, from designer Mikko Halonen, features an armchair, side chair, and a table.

Theme: Compact Quality

With a width of 550mm, the chair is one of our most compact sizes. Despite this, it still gives the appearance of roominess and comfortability. Its lightweight stature makes it more user-friendly to push and pull out from a table, or to move around a room with ease.

Smooth from the Back to the Arms

The thick back is constructed with stacked sheets of plywood. It extends seamlessly into slender, cylinder arms, which feel like a hug to the body and are smooth to the touch. The combination of the beautiful wood grain characteristic of Japanese Oak, and the smoothly carved round arms, give the chair an overall gentle and soft appearance.

A Polished, Refined Roundness

The chair’s upholstered seat is designed to appear as though it floats above the frame. The shape of the seat and the thickness of the edges heighten the sense of closeness with the wooden parts. The natural beauty of the roundness is brought to life through the refined moulding skills of designer Mikko Halonen.

The solid wood dining table, with smooth, rounded edges, is safe enough to be used in a home with small children. Recommended also for those who desire a natural interior environment.


Mikko Halonen
Mikko Halonen

Born in Oulu, Finland in 1976. In 2001, Halonen graduated from Lahti University of Applied Sciences, and began freelance design work in 2002. He completed his studies at Aalto University in 2010, where he had studied the field of furniture design and architecture. He has worked with various companies in Japan and Europe.

"In my work, I always enjoy challenges of finding new solutions to a wide variety of design problems ranging from small structural details to spatial design. The shape of my design sometimes develops intuitively due to the nature of the material, which is true especially when I work with wood which is my favorite material. Modern technology and new manufacturing techniques, woodwork techniques, and skilled manufacturers have created new possibilities for the design of wooden stuff. I’m still learning and working on wood, which is an exciting and challenging project that will last a lifetime because wood is a natural material with unique characteristics. Wood work always demands me a process of trial and error and teaches me something new every time.

"In my opinion it is important for a designer to keep an open mind and to be willing to listen to the views of other professionals involved in a design project. I think a designer’s job is to gather and combine all the relevant information to be used as a basis for an optimally durable, sensible, functional, and aesthetically pleasing design. Whenever I create something new, I try to take materials, ergonomics, and ecological perspectives into consideration at an early stage and to construct a functional design based on these principles. A product which is beautiful, well-crafted, well-designed, and made in a sustainable way will have a longer life. After all, this should be everyone's concern in this day and age."

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