石巻工房

PRODUCTS

Flexible design concepts put into shape. Simple, yet functional and attractive. Inspired from the challenge of maximising the shortage of resources – materials and professional skills – stemming from the earthquake.

Ishinomaki Laboratory products chiefly use 2x4-compliant red cedar for its strength and durability, as well as versatility and workability.

Unlimited creativity is applied to designs, to make products simple and easy to assemble, tough and functional, and plain yet attractive at the same time. Workshops held with locals provide a further insight into the needs and requirements in areas such as utility and practicality.

With a concept of Compact Outdoors, Ishinomaki Laboratory products are designed to suit the life of city dwellers with their indoor and outdoor versatility and usability, bringing enjoyment to everyday life. Fond memories of locals sitting on Ishinomaki benches discussing their post-earthquake future played a big part in product development. While these products may appear to be basic in design compared to other mass-produced items or master craftwork, they have been created solely with people and everyday life in mind. These products feature a secret awe that make them destined to become long-time favourites.

LEAN-TO SHELF

Design: Julian Patterson

OKAMOCHI TABLE

Design: Ayse Birsel + Yuta Tadano

NUNO POUCH

Design: NUNO