石巻工房

Ishinomaki Laboratory

KOBO ST-SHELF

幅=1500mm
奥行き=356mm
高さ=820mm(上段:268mm、下段:383mm)

「KOBO ST-SHELF」は、木の板とスチール材で構成したシェルフです。このシェルフの最大の特徴は、なんといってもシンプルな構造にあります。無駄のない構造によって組み上げられており、たいへん軽やかな印象であるにもかかわらず、驚くほどの強度を持ちます。棚板に貼られたリノリウムは、サスティナブルでソフトな質感をした素材。棚の上に置く本や飾る物を、柔らかく迎えます。脚部などのディテールは、「KOBO ST-DESK」「KOBO ST-TABLE」と共通するもの。セットでお使いいただくと、シンプルな統一感が空間に及ぼす影響を感じられます。

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

KOBO ST-SHELF

Width = 1500mm
Depth = 356mm
Height = 820mm

The KOBO ST­SHELF is a shelf made out of plywood and L­shaped steel extrusions. No matter how you look at it, the most unique characteristic of this shelf lies in its simple structure. While the shelf’s lean construction gives it a light and airy impression, it also is surprisingly strong. The plywood shelves are finished with linoleum, a material that is not only sustainable but also has a characteristic soft texture – leading to a gentle welcome for books or other objects you choose to place on the shelf. The detailing of the steel legs is shared by the KOBO ST­DESK and theKOBO ST­TABLE. When used together as a set, one can feel the space being imbued with a sense of unity.

Design : 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