- BRAND CONCEPT
- A new standard in Japanese furniture making
- We are Karimoku, manufacturer of wood furniture from
central Japan with history of more than 70 years.
Our tradition derives of a deep understanding of carpentry craftsmanship combined with cutting-edge technologies to build furniture of the highest possible quality.
Collaborating with some of the most promising international design talents, we launched KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD in 2009, a growing collection of innovative, joyful and functional objects that suit the ways of urban living in the 21st century.
Aiming to preserve and revitalize Japanese forests and resume a balance with local forest industry, our products are made using sustainably sourced Japanese hardwoods,such as maple, chestnut and oak-low-diameter trees that are often discarded or ending up as paper pulp.
KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD pieces are made to bring lasting joy, true to the credo that a piece of furniture should last at least as long as the tree it was made from.
|2016||MAR||As of March 2016, Karimoku New Standard is sold in about 127 dealers in 22 countries worldwide.|
|COLOUR WOOD tables won the "Hardwood Award" at the Wood Furniture Japan Awards 2016.|
|2015||DEC||COLOUR WOOD tables receive the "Heartful Design Award" at the Japan Wood Design Awards 2015.|
|NOV||SCOUT CHAIR won the "Best Buyer's Choice 2015" at the IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living fair in Tokyo.|
KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD collaborates with design office TANK at the Daikanyama T-site Garden Gallery for an exhibition at the Tokyo Design Week 2015 .
|APR||Exhibtion with photographer Norio Kidera for Milan Design Week 2015 at a historical apartment in the Brera district.|
|JAN||Exhibition at IMM Cologne 2015, first exhibition in Germany.|
|2014||SEP||KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD office' presentation and 'Q&A' exhibition featuring BIG-GAME at Daily Press in Tokyo during Tokyo Design Week 2014.|
|Exhibition at BIENNALE INTERIEUR in Kortrijk, Belgium for the first time.|
|CASTOR CHAIR wins GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2014.|
|JUN||CASTOR SERIES wins the Swiss Federal Design Award.|
|APR||Milan Design Week 2014 presentation 'Kitchen Library 02' at JP HOME, collaborating with food designers Arabeschi di Latte.|
|JAN||Exhibited at Maison&Objet in Paris for the second year in a row.|
|2013||OCT||‘MetropolisLikes’award by the Metropolis Magazine New York at WestEdge Design Fair, Los Angeles.|
|SEP||Participation in the exhibition "The Dinner Party" by Scholten & Baijings at the Victoria and Albert Museum, during the London Design Festival.|
|Participation in the exhibition "Color Installation" by Scholten & Baijings at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Karimoku New Standard items by Scholten & Baijings are taken into the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
|APR||Exhibition at Rossana Orlandi and installation at Arabeschi di Latte Studio, Milan Design Week 2013.|
|MAR||Appointment of the new creative director David Glaettli.|
|JAN||Exhibition at MAISON&OBJET PARIS in Hall 8 now! design à vivre.|
|Participation in the exhibition by Scholten & Baijings on occasion of the Harrie Tillie Award nomination at Cuypershuis Roermond, NL.|
|2012||OCT||Exhibition "Scenes" at EYE OF GYRE gallery in omotesando Tokyo JAPAN.|
|Castor Chair wins the iF product design award 2012.|
|MAY||COLOUR WOOD, PILE, REN SIGNS and STOOLS are taken into the permanent design collection of F.N.A.C. (Fond National d'Art Contemporain), Paris|
|APR||Presentation of the third collection with an exhibition at Erastudio Apartment Gallery, with the collaboration of Arabeschi Di Latte, Milan Design Week 2012.|
|Selected "Best of Salone 2012" by DOMUS magazine|
|2011||JUL||TAF, Tomàs Alonso and Lucien Gumy join the Karimoku New Standard project.|
|JUN||Exhibition "A Day", in collaboration with the photographer Shin Suzuki, by invitation of Lidewji Edelkoort at Trend Union, Paris.|
|MAY||Participation in the solo-exhibition by Scholten & Baijings‘Blush; design in full colour’ at the Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch.|
|APR||Presentation of the second collection with the exhibition "A Day", in collaboration with the photographer Shin Suzuki at Galleria Suzy Shammah as previous year, Milan Design Week 2011.|
|2010||NOV||Exhibition at IHDD (International Home Décor & Design) Shanghai.|
|HOMERUN shown in the design trienniale ‘belgium is design’ at Musée du Grand-Hornu, Belgium, together with other works of Sylvain Willenz.|
|COLOUR WOOD, TORII and REN win the iF product design award 2011.|
|SEP||Invitation Exhibition at the Seoul Design Fair.|
|Participation in a special exhibition promoting domestic wood consumption by the Japanese Ministry of Forestry.|
|COLOUR WOOD tables are nominated for the Dutch Design Award 2010.|
|APR||Presentation of the first collection at Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan Design Week 2010.|
|JAN||- Wallpaper* Design Awards 2010 ‘Best coat hanger of the year’ for SIGNS.|
|2009||OCT||Exhibtion of the prototypes of the initial collection at 100% Design Tokyo 2009.|
|- 100% Design Tokyo 2009 Grand Award
- ELLE DECO Award
- NIKKEI DESIGN Award
|JUL||Designers Scholten & Baijings, BIG-GAME and Sylvain Willenz join the Karimoku New Standard project|
|JUN||Project initiation by Karimoku Furniture Inc. and Creative Director Teruhiro Yanagihara.|