The Korematsu Chair is the first in a series of seating designed for an osteopathy practice in Japan. The design expands on the form language of the Maissi Bench, using simple cylindrical forms to create chairs that are surprisingly light and comfortable. Referencing East Asian and Nordic typologies, the minimalistic form is made both strong and comfortable by the angle created between the upper rail, which sits atop the legs, and the lower rail, which rests just in front of them.
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