Tokuhiko’s Truck - Design Bureau

Tokuhiko's TRUCK

Tokuhiko's TRUCK

Tokuhiko’s Truck

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Located in a leafy corner of Osaka, Japan, the 1000-square-meter TRUCK compound consists of four buildings: the furniture showroom, workshop,Tokuhiko Kise’s apartment, and his small coffee shop called BIRD. Each piece is made by a team of 13 employees, and then thoroughly vetted in Tokuhiko’s own home.

The resulting designs, which use oak, steel, and upholstery in various combinations, are elegantly simple and, according to Tokuhiko, are created “only for use.” TRUCK’s CS sofa has “no bad side” as Tokuhiko quips — meaning it can be placed in the center of a room or against the wall. Made of solid oak and spring frames imported from Denmark, the CS sofa is designed to be functional, lightweight, and simple: three attributes that can be found throughought TRUCK’s range of furniture.

Henry Julier is an industrial designer who works, writes, and occasionally sleeps in New York City.

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