A special stool that draws on the traditions of Kurume Kasuri and Okawa woodwork has been manufactured by the Shimogawa textile workshop and Sakemi chair store. The two companies have joined forces to create a product that fuses together two of Fukuoka’s most famous handicrafts. There was initially some concerns whether or not Kurume Kasuri textiles would be durable enough for a chair, but the studio managed to develop a hard-wearing fabric suitable for the design. Only 50 chairs are on sale from Dec. 1 and cost ¥2,200 (tax not included), available in two kinds of striped patterns in red and white or green and white. Contact the Sakami showroom for inquiries (0944-86-3580). Source: Yomiuri Shimbun, 11/29/2017
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