"Ichi-Monji Bench" by Marc Peter Keane

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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
  • In the Style Of
  • Condition
  • Dimensions
    41 in. H x 77 in. W x 32 in. D
    104 cm H x 196 cm W x 81 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Blauvelt, NY
  • Number of Items
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About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2014

Located in Blauvelt, NY

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