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Tamashii Chair by Anna Štepánková
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Czech design student Anna Štepánková took inspiration from a traditional Japanese technique that began with a company called, Bunaco. The company created a way of tightly coiling ribbons of thin beech wood veneer that are then pushed out to establish the shapes you want. Štepánková explored ways to bridge this handmade technique with modern design and she did just that with the Tamashii Chair. The texture that comes from the rings and the color variations truly makes the chair unique and beautiful.

According to the designer:

My intention was to give own story and energy to this piece of furniture, which I believe is highly important for a product to have. In my opinion, this gives an attractiveness to a product and may have a strong effect on a customer.

Photos by Vendula Knopová.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.