DESIGN BY KENSAKU OSHIRO, 2020
The designer, Kensaku Oshiro, creator of the iconic Holo and Holo Pillar tables, has now designed a collection of seats inspired by Japanese aesthetics and cabinet—making. The signature feature of the chair and armchair is a backrest with organic lines that rests delicately on the frame, like a dragonfly — “Tonbo”, in Japanese. The special rounded joints are what creates this delicate effect. The frame is made of solid ash wood whereas the seat is padded and upholstered in fabric or leather.
Kensaku Oshiro was born on Okinawa Island, Japan, in 1977. After gaining a Master’s degree in Industrial Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan in 1999, he began working with various studios until 2004, when he joined the design team at Lissoni Associati where he worked until mid-2012. In June 2012, Kensaku moved to London to join BarberOsgerby studio. In June 2015, Kensaku established his own studio in Milan. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and competitions and has obtained a range of prestigious international awards.