Furniture Design- Reinterpretation of Mikado pick-up Sticks by Rio Kobayashi- Nisha Designs

The details: By learning how to jump between cultures- he was born to Japanese father and Austrian mother- Kobayashi has cultivated a distinct east meets west vibe in his work. As the latest in the Mikadokun and Mikadochan family of chairs, Mikadosan is a reinterpretation of mikado pick-up sticks, a game with origins in Hungary that is often assumed to be from japan. Kobayashi playfully brings both cultures together by using a technique that gives the wooden legs the look of pointed Mikado sticks, enhanced by hand painted sections in red, blue and yellow. “I always want to create something fun and beautiful that also involves some craftsmanship,” he says.- Hospitality Design Magazine. http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/hd/fall2019/index.php#/28

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Kaijyu mask at SEE:DS Gallery during LDF19 in London, UK. 2019
Photography by James Harris
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Robot Shelf at SEE:DS Gallery during LDF19 in London, UK. 2019
Photography by James Harris

Link: RIOKOBAYASHI.COM