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Zabuton Sofa, Handmade Japanese Futon on Modular Maple Frame, Kvadrat

$8,650

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The Zabuton Sofa is available in infinite configurations. It is customizable through modular system of wood partitions, futon, Zabuton, and bolsters. Starting with a wood plinth, the four elements can be added on in various combinations producing a very flexible system that can be changed throughout its use. Elements can be added depending on your inspiration and needs. Do not hesitate to contact us for personalization / fabric / custom orders. This configuration includes : - 2 Partitions (High) - 1 Partition (Low Table) - 1 Zabutons - 1 Futons - 2 Partition Bolsters More About the sofa: In Japanese, Zabuton designates a cushion traditionally used on tatami. With the raised floors being popularized in the 17th century, Japanese society as a whole adopted tatami living as the driving design principle of housing design, Zabuton were used to bring comfort to the seating of the nobility. Our Zabuton sofa is a take on re-introducing traditional Japanese living into a modern piece of furniture. It is designed as a frame for a variety of traditional cotton items - futon, zabuton, bolster. Items can be arranged in a variety of ways in order to adapt to different activities. The result is an experience combining the very intimate, low, simple and un-ostentatious quality of the Japanese traditional items - and the very generous, comfortable, social aspect of modern couches. This piece was developed in collaboration with Takaokaya, a Kyoto based futon maker. Successive generations of Takaokaya have continued to nurture Kyoto craftsmanship for 100 years, creating products with soul that are true to the times and yet draw on the traditions unique to the former capital. Every step of their process is hands-on. PROCESS The cotton is first massaged to create an even layer of distribution, before the futon, zabuton, and bolster sleeves are sewed. The cotton is then hand stuffed into these sleeves, producing different densities of hardness dependent on its use. The frame of the sofa, a wooden plinth and partitions, are hand crafted in Oakland, CA. Meticulously detailed to allow the soft features to be draped and attached to the hard and clean surfaces of the wood. The wood details produce cavities for both the soft components of the sofa, as well as areas of use to stage your own belongings. MODULARITY Zabuton Sofa is able to be customized through modular system of wood partitions, futon, zabuton, and bolsters. Starting with a wood plinth, the four elements can be added on in various combinations producing a very flexible system that can be changed throughout its use. Wood partitions come in two sizes, one is a full height backrest, the other is a low table. Both are bolted in and can be easily re-arranged per your desired use in your home. The amount of wood partitions used is also flexible. Bolsters are used as the round headrests on top of the wood partitions. Color and type of textile is customizable. Zabuton are the padded layer that sit under the Futon. This extra padded layer allows for more comfort. Color and type of textile is customizable. Futon are draped over wood partitions to allow for more comfort. Futon can be layered many times to produce as padded of a surface as you desire. Color and type of textile is customizable. Futon are handmade in Kyoto, Japan. Fabric collaborations include Sou-Sou, Kvadrat, and Bingo Fushiori. Please contact us to see a list of fabric swatches available. Customization Zabuton Sofa is able to be customized through modular system of wood partitions, futon, zabuton, and bolsters. Starting with a wood plinth, the four elements can be added on in various combinations producing a very flexible system that can be changed throughout its use. Wood Partitions Wood partitions come in two sizes, one is a full height backrest, the other is a low table. Both are bolted in and can be easily re-arranged per your desired use in your home. The amount of wood partitions used is also flexible. Bolsters Bolsters are used as the round headrests on top of the wood partitions. Color and type of textile is customizable. Bolsters are handmade in Kyoto, Japan. Zabuton Zabuton are the padded layer that sit under the Futon. This extra padded layer allows for more comfort. Color and type of textile is customizable. Zabuton are handmade in Kyoto, Japan. Futon Futon are draped over wood partitions to allow for more comfort. Futon can be layered many times to produce as padded of a surface as you desire. Color and type of textile is customizable. Futon are handmade in Kyoto, Japan.

Details

  • Creator
    UMÉ Studio (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 108.5 in. (275.59 cm)Depth: 48 in. (121.92 cm)Seat Height: 7 in. (17.78 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2021
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Oakland, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3244122494762

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    Ships From: Oakland, CA
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About the Maker

UMÉ Studio

AN ATTITUDE TOWARDS CRAFT UMÉ Studio is a design practice where traditional craft meets contemporary tastes in delicate yet purposeful objects for everyday living. Founded by Victor Lefebvre and Mei-Lan Tan, their studio is the final stop in their design process journey. They begin with months-long travels to artisan workshops in many corners of the globe to render century-old skills and techniques, collaborating with a network of artisans and designers dedicated to their craft. Keeping these traditions alive is essential to UMÉ—so is updating their forms and bringing these timeless techniques into the now to achieve authentic, distinctive designs. BEAUTY, FUNCTION, TECHNIQUE Victor and Mei-Lan formed UMÉ Studio after years of working together in architectural firms and a shared design ethos where technique leads to design, rather than design informing technique, as is the norm. GLOBAL VS LOCAL Victor and Mei-Lan so far have forged cultural connections and learned techniques in the USA, France, Japan, and Switzerland, and continue to deepen their ties to these countries as well as other locales in the world. ather than a singular brand, UMÉ Studio is a group of individuals pursuing their identity through craft around the world. The practice is at once global and local, with a focus on designing objects for the home that are for the everyday, meant to engage and incite curiosity, and connect people, their cultures and their histories.
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