STiTCH Table and STiTCH Stool
STiTCH has two parts: a round table with seams in coloured wax string on a conical base and a matching stool with a coloured woven cushion. Both the table and stool are made of 4 mm light maple veneer, and they are light-weight but also strong and beautifully finished pieces of furniture.
There is a very special story behind the organic lightness and strength of STiTCH. Akiko Kuwahata found inspiration for STiTCH in an old embroidery ring from Japan, which is made in delicate softwood and stitched together with cherry bark. With STiTCH, Kuwahata has attempted to create a set of furniture that is characterized by the same functional perfection of form.
The production process involves steam-bending the light veneer and then stitching it together with heavy coloured wax string. STiTCH is wooden furniture that invites everyday use and sparks admiration for the potentials of wood.
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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.