cocoda chair 2020

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    Winner in Chair
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    Shigeki Matsuoka
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    Shigeki Matsuoka
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The cocoda chair is characterized by its intricate three-dimensional curved arms, which are made by carving solid wood . This shape cannot be made by bending the wood. Each chair is made by hand but we can be manufactured in large quantities.
After many improvements, we arrived at this simple form. Not only is it comfortable to sit on, but we have made it so that you can enjoy the natural feel of the wood, which makes it more relaxing to sit on.
In today's increasingly mechanized world, most furniture is made by automated machines. However, complex cubic curves that fit the human body best cannot be made by machine. We believe that the fact that we can mass produce this chair, which are made by hand with the quality of a one-of-a-kind piece, is a new value that cannot be found anywhere else.
This is "human power". It is said that the world of manufacturing will become more difficult in the future due to the development of AI, but we have nothing to fear as long as we have the power and individuality to create new creations at all times. The ability to change the future of manufacturing into something brilliant will be useful to society.

Shigeki Matsuoka is a furniture designer, craftsman, and the head of furniture studioKOMA. He is a furniture craftsman who knows how to create chairs that are not only beautiful to look at, but also strong, structurally sound, and durable. Every part of the chair has a meaning and is made up of the minimum number of parts necessary to create a beautiful chair that is comfortable to sit on and touch. He is also committed to the development of young people.

Other prizes
The 20th Asahi Contemporary Craft Exhibition(Japan) The 23rd Asahi Contemporary Craft Exhibition(Japan) Selected for the 45th Japan Craft Exhibition.(Japan) TAKUMI Award", WOOD FURNITURE JAPAN AWARD(Japan) The 1st Wood Design Award 2015 "Encouragement Prize(Japan) The 2nd Wood Design Award 2016 "Encouragement Prize(Japan) Wood Design Award 2015/2016/2017/2018 Heartfull Design Award(Japan) FX International Interior Design Awards FINALIST (UK)2020 Red Dot Award 2021 (Germany) A'Design Award&Competition2021 GOLD AWARD (Italy)