80 types of chisels are used to shape the metalware.
The metalware give the cabinets a noble presence.
Extensive research into the techniques and esthetics of the traditional craft that dates back to the 12th century.
Question after question on the highly skilled techniques called, ’saiku’
The delicate designs in relief style is generally characteristic of the metalware.
Teuchi (hand striking) method used to shape an iron bar into a complicated form with a gentle twist.
The metalware is so smooth that it is hard to believe that it was made by striking out the shape.
Koichi Oikawa established in 1961. The manufacturing process of ‘Iwayado chest’ strictly keeps a continuous operation from woodwork, lacquer to engraving in the company. It leads to creating high quality and valuable ‘Iwayado chest’ products and now they are widely known in the world.
In 1972, born in Tel Aviv, Israel. After working in NY, he went back to Tel Aviv in 2012 and started working there. His stimulating designs, often geometrical, are abstract yet practical, deriving from his unique sense of balance and volume. He devotes himself to producing designs that fits every aspect of our lifestyle.
Research & Development: Tomoya Tabuchi
Born in Tochigi in 1974. After graduating from Kuwasawa Design Institute, he worked as an in-house designer for a furniture company. In 2010, he founded [office for creation] and began working as a freelance designer. Specializing in furniture design, he is also works as a graphic designer and art director.