Ribbon is a hook for jackets, hats or scarves in steam-bent compressed beech wood. The shape arose when Akiko Kuwahata played with a leftover piece. When the compressed wood is bent, it naturally forms this beautiful shape, which is ideal for hanging clothes and which will not leave a dimple in the back of the jacket.

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Akiko Kuwahata

b. 1976, Japanese cabinetmaker and designer

Akiko Kuwahata graduated with a degree in Living Space Design from Nihon University, College of Art in Japan in 1999 and was a guest student at the Aarhus School of Architecture from 2004 till 2005. She participated in the exhibition MY PRECIOUS at Designmuseum Danmark in 2010, Women Work in Wood at Walford Mill Crafts in England in 2011 and Danish Crafts Collection CC15 and CC16. In 2011, Kuwahata was awarded a grant from Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Foundation and from Grosserer L.F Foghts Fond, in connection with her participation in the exhibition Women Work in Wood.

Akiko Kuwahata designs and produces high-quality utilitarian objects in wood and aims to promote the many facets of wood and the use of well-made wooden products in our everyday lives. Kuwahata works mainly in wood, and when she is creating something new and striving to find the right shape, she always seeks to explore the full potentials of the material. To do this she engages hands-on with the wood. She seeks to make all her products irresistible and pleasant to touch. She finds inspiration in old Japanese crafts and Scandinavian design.

By same artist:
PUKA (CC_17, 2013)
Carousel (CC_17, 2013)
STiTCH Table and STiTCH Stool (CC_16, 2012)
30° (CC_16, 2012)
Table Top (CC_15, 2011)

img o-akku-01/Ribbon, set of two
H: 6 cm, W: 8,5, L: 13,5
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