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    Beautiful Scandinavian designed furniture meets Kyo-Sukiya style traditional Japanese architecture

    Sotoji Nakamura Komuten is a construction company that specializes in the Sukiya style building (a house in the style of a tea-ceremony pavilion) that has worked for famous Japanese style restaurants and ryokan inns due to its high quality and trustworthy work.  Sotoji Nakamura, a renowned builder of Sukiya style buildings, founded the company.  Koseki is an affiliate company, which imports chairs and tables for the Sukiya style buildings.  The shop’s owner, Yoshiaki Nakamura, says that he came to realize the beauty of Scandinavian furniture during his quest of looking for furniture which suited the Sukiya style building that his father has created.  Koseki offers a selection of beautiful furniture selected by the owner.  One of their items, a Safari Chair, was designed in 1933 by Kaare Klint, known as “the father of modern furniture” from Denmark.  It was designed to be portable yet comfortable for armies who had to travel long distances.  This chair started the concept of “Functional Beauty” in Danish furniture, which perfectly matches the Japanese style space.  The photo is of the Safari Chair: 184,800 yen.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,August issue,2010

    INFORMATION

    Name Koseki
    Address 15 Murasakino Nishi Goshoden-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-415-2818
    Hours 10:00-17:00
    Closed Sun. & national holidays
    Resevation Reervation required
    URL http://www.kohseki.com/
    Recommended They also create lamps using traditional sashimono techniques.

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