The Japanese lifestyle brand Karimoku has been developed by Karimoku Furniture in collaboration with Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa Design emerging from a shared admiration and love for serene beauty, rich materials and timeless appeal. Karimoku and the first collection of 12 tailor made pieces had their international debut at 3daysofdesign 2019 in Copenhagen. Brand. Kiosk has been appointed to manage the international communication of the brand.
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The Japanese lifestyle brand Karimoku presents its most comprehensive case study to date – the interior of the new BELLUSTAR TOKYO hotel in central Tokyo. For their 9th case study, the initiators of the brand, Keiji Ashizawa Design and Norm Architects, have developed a tailor-made interior design concept for the various rooms of the luxury hotel in the Tokyu Kabukicho Tower. These include three restaurants, a spa and five unique penthouse suites, all furnished with objects from the Karimoku collections.
Four years after celebrating its soft launch in Copenhagen, the Japanese lifestyle brand Karimoku is pleased to announce its return to the Danish capital, where the brand showcases its bespoke wooden furniture collections on the occasion of 3daysofdesign from June 7 – 10, 2023.
For the exhibition, the brand’s Creative Director Norm Architects turned the New Mags bookstore into a residential interior that showcases a thorough selection of the Karimoku collections.
Japanese lifestyle brand Karimoku showcases the wide variety and high quality of its bespoke contemporary furniture collections at Salone del Mobile. Referencing the concept of the brand, the bespoke collections are displayed in a comprehensive, thoughtfully curated interior resembling an apartment. Designed by the brand’s co-initiator, Japanese architecture and design practice Keiji Ashizawa Design, the interior is divided into different zones by material and colour, highlighting the versatility of the Karimoku collections.
The Japanese lifestyle brand Karimoku proudly present its 8th case study, the furnishing of the luxury Hiroo Apartment located in a residential complex in central Tokyo. Brand initiator and lead architect for this case study, Keiji Ashizawa, has developed a bespoke interior design concept dictated by a sense of well-being and inspired by the sensual qualities of light. This new case study introduces the new concept of “crafted space”, a holistic approach to interior design that incorporates high-quality and hand-finished craftsmanship in every detail.
Japanese lifestyle brand Karimoku presents its sixth case study, the Michelin-starred Swedish restaurant ÄNG, which opened its doors on July 1, 2022, following a period of new construction. Norm Architects, creative directors of Karimoku and lead architects on the project, have implemented a bespoke interior concept in the newly constructed, modern glass house adjacent to the Ästad Vingård winery, with a clean yet strikingly atmospheric spatial effect that complements ÄNG’s unique culinary offering.
The Japanese lifestyle brand Karimoku exhibits at Salone del Mobile for the first time, showcasing the wide variety and high quality of its bespoke contemporary furniture collections and launching two new designs by Keiji Ashizawa. Referencing the concept of the brand, the versatility of the bespoke collections is displayed in a comprehensive, thoughtfully curated interior resembling an apartment designed by the brand’s co-founders, Danish architecture and design studio Norm Architects and Japanese architecture and design practice Keiji Ashizawa Design.
The Japanese lifestyle brand Karimoku celebrates the successful launch of its fifth case study, the holistic flagship store for the shoe brand Notabene in the city centre of Copenhagen.
For the high-end shoe concept store, Norm Architects have designed a custom-made interior with bespoke furniture items crafted by Karimoku that will become part of the permanent collection. The striking Notabene shoe store marks the first retail project in the row of international interior cases, showcasing a high-end minimalist interior design as well as an innovative approach to retail design.
The Japanese lifestyle brand Karimoku Case Study presents its fourth case, the Azabu Residence Project, and continues the collaboration with architecture and design studios Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa Design. The private residence project in Tokyo has been completed with a custom-made interior by lead architect and Karimoku Case Study brand initiator Keiji Ashizawa and bespoke furniture items designed by his studio and the brand’s creative directors Norm Architects. A project specific feature is its interior playing on inspiration taken from elements of American Modernism as well as a distinct homage to the celebration of shadows.
Japan’s leading wooden furniture manufacturer Karimoku Furniture Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of Karimoku Commons Tokyo on February 12 – a new space over three floors to showcase its different high-end furniture brands, including the internationally renowned brands Karimoku New Standard and Karimoku Case Study. The new hybrid space in central Tokyo is the second to follow after Karimoku Commons Osaka and will act as a showroom, gallery and office space, allowing visitors to experience the versatile crafting skills and wooden furniture made by Karimoku Furniture.
The Japanese lifestyle brand Karimoku Case Study presents its third case. Creative directors and co-founders of Karimoku Case Study, Norm Architects, complete a private summer house in Sweden, the Archipelago House, with a bespoke interior and custom-made furniture.
For Case Study 03, Norm Architects realised an interior that draws inspiration from the local architecture and landscape of the Swedish coastline, thus blurring the line between what is inside and what is outside. Bespoke furniture complement the interior kept in natural tones, using wood as the main material.
Japan’s leading wooden furniture manufacturer Karimoku Furniture Inc. together with its renowned high-end lifestyle brand Karimoku Case Study have just completed the interior design and furnishing of the Blue Bottle Coffee Minatomirai Cafe in Yokohama, Japan. Under the direction of one of the Karimoku Case Study brand initiators Keiji Ashizawa as lead architect and multidisciplinary Danish design studio Norm Architects, Karimoku realised a bespoke high-end interior with customized wooden furnishings as well as tailor-made furniture for the cafe.