Jorge Diego Etienne

See-Saw Uses Salvaged Japanese Wood to Create Fun Modern Furnishings

by , 01/11/12

tokyo design week, designtide, tokyo, japanese design, japan, sustainable design, green furniture

Furniture label See-Saw reclaims discarded wood and uses it to create colorful, joyful, and appealing furnishings. They recently released their first collection at DESIGNTIDE Tokyo, where they presented 4 products: a chair, table, stand and a series of trays. All of these objects were designed by the Japanese studio PANTALOON, Ryohei Yoshiyuki, and Atsushi Suzuki.

tokyo design week, designtide, tokyo, japanese design, japan, sustainable design, green furniture

Japanese wooden furniture maker Laugh founded See-Saw to produce everyday furnishings that emphasize the relationship between people and products. Their Knotted table plays with the knots in a slab of wood and substitutes them with colorful laminated circles that also works as coasters for hot or cold drinks or plates.

See-Saw’s ‘Way’ series of trays has a similar approach that gives a second, more useful life to discarded wood pieces. These wooden blocks and slabs have a carved surface, which is later coated with a natural resin and lacquer paint. Each piece has a unique size and form, so the complete collection offers the opportunity to mix and match different pieces. The other elements in the collection follow the same principle of creating interesting objects with a sustainable approach.

+ See-Saw

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