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Tendo Mokko - Mushroom Stool (S-7297TK-NT)
This award-winning stool, designed in 1960, won the first Tendo Mokko Furniture Competition. The designers used strips of paper to conceptualise the form which influenced the way the final product looks. Technical limitations and production capability issues caused it to be shelved until 2003, when production was commercialised. Combining three moulded pieces of equal-sized and shaped plywood that must be twisted to achieve its unique shape, the stool showcases a mesmerising form and an attractive design. It is made from teak, an elegant wood featuring shades of amber and stripes. A noteworthy product of design in furniture history, only made possible by advances in production over the last several decades.
Design process with the use of paper strips. Yamanaka Design Office
Size: 38.5cm x 38.5cm x 45.5cm
Weight: 3.2 kg
Material: Teak Wood / Oak
Producer: Tendo Mokko
Designed by: Yamanaka Design Group
Made in Japan
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 have 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.
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