石巻工房

Ishinomaki Laboratory

ISHINOMAKI STOOL

幅=370mm
奥行き=400mm (座面=295mm)
高さ=420mm

石巻スツールは、アメリカの家具会社ハーマンミラーが行った、仮設住宅の住民や小学生たちと一緒に家具をつくるワークショップのために設計されました。このスツールをデザインするにあたり、石巻工房のメンバーは仮設住宅の現状をリサーチしました。仮設住宅では、ビールケースをスツール代わりに使っている人たちが少なからずいます。また、天袋に荷物を入れるときの踏み台、玄関で靴を履くときの椅子が必要とされていました。そこで、このコンパクトかつ軽やかなスツールをつくることになりました。

デザイン:芦沢啓治 Keiji Ashizawa

株式会社芦沢啓治建築設計事務所代表取締役。1996年横浜国立大学建築学科卒業後、architecture WORKSHOP、super robotを経て、2005年に芦沢啓治建築設計事務所設立。正直なデザインを心がけ、建築からプロダクト、家具のデザインまで幅広く活動を展開する。主な受賞にグッドデザイン賞(NOKI)、日本インテリアデザイナー協会賞(PARABOLA LIGHT)、National Architecture Awards: IN AUSTRALIAなど。

www.keijidesign.com

ISHINOMAKI STOOL

Width = 370mm
Depth = 400mm (seat = 295mm)
Height = 420mm

The very first product created from the Ishinomaki Laboratory workshops was the ISHINOMAKI BENCH. Developed in collaboration between students from the Ishinomaki Technical High School and designers at Ishinomaki Laboratory for use at a temporary outdoor movie theatre, the benches have become popular items used in the community ever since. Designed to withstand the elements, the benches are ideal for the garden or veranda, as well as giving a rustic touch to interior spaces.

Keiji Ashizawa (b. 1973) lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from Yokohama University School of Architecture in 1995, Ashizawa spent the first ten years of his career working as both an architect and steel fabricator. The unique skills and experience gained throughout these early years, including a valued understanding of metals, continue to influence his approach to design.

Keiji Ashizawa presents work of ‘honest’ design – simple yet refined, thoughtful and of a light manner – derived naturally through the process of attempting to maximise the potential of each material and its function. He excels in applying these ideas to projects of various scale, from furniture and lighting design to architecture and exhibition design.

His furniture and lighting have been exhibited internationally since 2001.

In 2011, Ashizawa was awarded a ‘Special Award’ by the Japan Institute of Design for his principal participation in the inception of Ishinomaki Laboratory – a DIY furniture workshop established in Ishinomaki city, Japan, after it was devastated by the tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

www.keijidesign.com