Spring 2018

In the designer’s Bergen studio, traditional Japanese joinery met contemporary Nordic design, and the expressive Oaki dining chair was born.  The chair captures the simplicity and artistry that characterises traditional Japanese wood craftsmanship. The fusion of techniques enabled the designer to conceal the chair’s joins, giving Oaki a refined character that looks almost seamless in appearance. Each leg rises from the floor to the full height of the chair, cradling the backrest between all four.

The rear legs give the chair an unexpected detail. They are angled backwards from the seat, meeting the floor behind the chair rather than underneath it. They create a sense of movement, making the chair come alive as it appears to take a step backwards. Crafted in solid oak, with smoked oak or oiled oak finishes to choose from, Oaki is rich in detail, and loaded with character.