職人MADE 大川家具 by 大川市

家具工房西田

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[Akatsuki Sofa]

SIZE:W73.3×D47.5×H43×SH19(cm)

Our Akatsuki sofa is designed to furnish a modern residence with Japanese flavor featuring tatami which typically represents Japanese culture. The depth of the sofa’s tatami seating face provides a generous space even for sitting cross-legged on it. The armrests are also spacious as if they are a small side table for putting a coffee cup. Their position, height, and size are designed to be gripped easily for standing up.

家具工房西田 西田さん ネコ
Question 1Please describe your company and what makes your furniture special.
President Sadakari
We are making beds utilizing natural wood grain, under the concept of “furniture proposing a healthy, comfortable life.” We are refocusing on the culture and aesthetic sense cultivated in the climate of Chikugo to make furniture wherein Japanese wisdom and Western functionality are fused. For example, our beds are featuring tatami developed in Japanese culture while useful handrails are provided for standing up easily, friendly design for the elderly. We desire to continue creating new furniture in keeping with ever-changing trends while incorporating traditional culture as exemplified in our beds and sofas using tatami.
Question 2What was your honest thought when first asked to make “Cat Furniture”?
President Sadakari
When I first heard the idea of “neko (cat) furniture” a few years ago, I thought it would be interesting. Initially, I assumed we were making furniture for cats, but I was shown cat furniture built by other furniture makers and informed it is a demonstration of artisanship by miniaturing the furniture designed for humans. I got the point. In fact, we were thinking about doing it, so the offer this year was what we had been waiting for.
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ネコ家具制作 削る前(右)と削った後(左)です。 ネコ
Question 3What are you committed to when making cat furniture?
President Sadakari
Obviously, we make it the same way as we do it for human furniture. Our “Akatsuki sofa” is structured to be disassembled and reassembled, and the cat sofa is designed the same way. However, hinge fittings used for assembling it are not available in the cat size, so we had to struggle to keep an overall balance with the metal fittings for human furniture. There are things which are not clearly indicated on the drawing, and we are making adjustments in millimeters in the actual process of building the furniture. We use brown tatami with a checkered pattern to coordinate with the walnut material around it. The tatami is also coated with highly durable Japanese paper for long life. It would be great if a cat sits on it comfortably, cross-legged (haha).
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Question 4What is your view of the future?
President Sadakari
We really liked the cat sofa we created this time. We want to continue building it and expand the design variations. Since we are using natural wood materials, we want to keep eco-friendliness in mind. We are trying to minimize waste in our furniture making. For example, we are making small craft items using offcuts. In making cat furniture, we can use small wood pieces which we would normally throw away, so we don’t need to waste our resources.
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SIZE:W73.3×D47.5×H43×SH19(cm)
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SADAKARI CO., LTD.

880-5 Mukaijima, Okawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture

TEL: +81-944-86-4515

Website: https://sadakari.co.jp/

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