Tendo Mokko

Tendo Mokko Easy Chair by Kenzo Tange (T-7304KY-NT)

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One of Kenzo Tange's most significant furniture pieces is the lounge chair (T-7304KY-NT easy chair) made for the Sumi Memorial Hall in Aichi in 1957. Made from a single-cut sheet of plywood is folded on three major seams with bent armrests extending from the backrest. Its iconic form has not changed in the many years of production and neither has its significance. The Easy Chair is not only beautifully designed, it's made with a thick semi-firm cushion that provides comfort for long sessions. It is commonly known as the Dakko-chan, or hug chair since the shape of the chair makes the sitter feel as if they are being hugged. 

Designed by Kenzo Tange in 1957

  • Keyaki(zelkova)/ Fabric Charcoal Grey

  • W757 D684 H753 SH400 / Weight : 16kg

  • A unique design surrounds the cushion which is placed to wrap around the body as if you are hugged 

  • Lasts for generations

Manufactured by Tendo Mokko 

 

Kenzo Tange

Kenzo Tange (1913-2005) was a Japanese architect, designer and urban planner. He is known as a pioneering post-war figure of the Modern Movement in Japan and is recognised internationally. His buildings and projects, especially in Hiroshima and Tokyo, can be considered icons since their creation.

 

Tendo Mokko
Tendo Mokko was established in 1940 in Tendo, which has long been known as a woodworking town famous for the Japanese chess pieces it produced. Tendo City is right in the middle of Yamagata Prefecture in the Tohoku area of Japan. Yamagata artisans have always had a mentality that combined curiosity, technique and the patience of the people of the North. In 1940, techniques to use moulded plywood were still new in Japan, and it opened up a new field of furniture making in the country. They were one of the first companies in Japan to use formed plywood to mass-produce quality furniture. Today Tendo furniture is durable and easy to use and has expanded to collaborate with top Japanese architects with top Japanese architects impossible with natural wood. When Tendo considers excellence in furniture, they imagine family assets original owners can hand down to the next generation. Tendo delivers furniture that parents will want to pass on to their children, who will in turn leave it to their own children.