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"Ichi-Monji Bench" by Marc Peter Keane


In Japan, the aesthetic of human perfection is known as shin (真) and the aesthetic of being in a natural state is sō (草). Crafted from a gneiss boulder and a slab of black walnut wood, “ichi-monji” is a juxtaposition of these two aesthetics. The idea of a chair is distilled down to its most fundamental elements: A surface on which to sit, and a leg to hold it up. The base is a massive gneiss boulder and a notch in its surface holds a beeswax and linseed oil-finished black walnut plank as the seating surface.  


  • Creator
    Marc P. Keane 1 (Designer)
  • Production type
    One of a Kind
  • Production time
    Available Now
  • Dimensions

    H 41 in. x W 77 in. x D 32 in.

    H 104.14 cm x W 195.58 cm x D 81.28 cm

  • Seller location
    Blauvelt, NY
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