Chest of drawers model Sutoa. Oak.
Sutoa means « to contain » in Japanese. Sutoa drawer fulfills the aesthetic look of a storage chest.
It is based on a discreet steel frame combined with wooden stackable drawers in massive oak or walnut.
Boxes of different sizes serves various purposes to contain. The gap between the boxes becomes the handle and small wheels at the
back is very useful to change the placement of Sutoa. Sutoa is a clear statement of function balanced with simplicity.
|H : 116,5 cm. W: 67 cm. D : 53 cm.
|Black powder coated steel Solid oak.
Keiji Ashizawa (b. 1973) lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from Yokohama National University in 1995, Ashizawa spent the first ten years of his career working as both an architect and steel fabricator. The unique skills and experience gained throughout these early years, including a valued understanding of metals, continue to influence his approach to design.
Keiji Ashizawa presents work of ‘honest’ design – simple yet refined, thoughtful and of a light manner – derived naturally through the process of attempting to maximise the potential of each material and its function. He excels in applying these ideas to projects of various scale, from furniture and lighting design to architecture and exhibition design.
His furniture and lighting have been exhibited internationally since 2001.
In 2011, Ashizawa was awarded a ‘Special Award’ by the Japan Institute of Design for his principal participation in the inception of Ishinomaki Laboratory – a DIY furniture workshop established in Ishinomaki city, Japan, after it was devastated by the tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake.