石巻工房

Forming of ‘Ishinomaki Laboratory Inc.’

Ishinomaki Laboratory was established as a volunteer workshop following the Great East Japan Earthquake which devastated the town of Ishinomaki, in Miyagi Prefecture. In order to continue furthering reconstruction aid and meet new challenges, we have now formed ‘Ishinomaki Laboratory Inc.’

In the beginning, Ishinomaki Laboratory was a tiny workshop providing technical assistance and a space for locals to build things. Now, owing largely to the contribution of the people who have long supported us and purchased our products, and together with the spirit of DIY, we have been able to develop into a furniture maker with the potential to add a fresh dimension to the current direction of furniture design and influence trends in the international market.

As the world's first DIY furniture label, we continue to consider and create the future of products which consumers can develop by themselves, something that traditional products cannot provide. We believe that we can propose a new lifestyle, through products which embody hints for survival in difficult situations, the incentive of making things with one's hands, and the spirit of DIY.

We hope that you will follow us and share in our future endeavors as Ishinomaki Laboratory Inc.

Keiji Ashizawa / Takhiro Chiba