KI-OKE | JINDAI-SUGI

KI-OKE | JINDAI-SUGI

Designer

OeO Studio

Manufacturer

Nakagawa Mokkougei

Description

A work of cultural confluence, bringing together Kyoto's legacy of fine wood-crafting and contemporary Western design, the Ki-Oke stool results from the collaboration between Danish design studio OeO and seventh-generation Japanese master-wood crafter Nakagawa Mokkougei. The stool is available in Japanese cypress (Sawara) and in a limited edition made of 2000-year-old lignified cedar wood from Kyoto (Jindai-Sugi). The wood was originally used for buckets that stored rice and miso, as well as bathing rituals.

Materials

2,000 Years Old Lignified Japanese Cedar and Silver Nickel
Also available with Copper or Gold Rings

Dimensions

L 19 x W 12.5 x H 18.5 in
L 48.3 x W 31.7 x H 47 cm

Lead Time

8 Weeks

Price

$14,750

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Nakagawa Mokkougei

Nakagawa Mokkougei

Nakagawa Mokkougei’s studio carries on the finest wood crafting traditions from the region of Kyoto, where time-honored techniques are passed on from father to son. 

Nakagawa's workshop is widely recognized for its contemporary iterations of the ‘Ki-Oke’ – the iconic Japanese wooden bucket –, handcrafted using a technique developed seven hundred years ago during the Muromachi era.

During the Edo period, households used wooden buckets for bathing rituals and for storing rice and miso. The buckets can still be found in many Japanese households today, although they are used for different purposes such as champagne coolers, bathtubs or beautiful objects for everyday life. 

Nakagawa Mokkougei maintains both his personal studio in the mountains of Shiga, where he creates museum–exhibited pieces, and the family workshop in Kyoto, which he runs with his father, Japan’s National Living Treasure, Kiyotsugu Nakagawa. The title is bestowed upon the most revered Masters of the country by the Emperor of Japan and is a recognition of their contribution in perpetuating the cultural legacy of savoir-faire.

Nakagawa Mokkougei COLLECTION

INDIGO TABLE INDIGO TABLE  KI-OKE | JINDAI-SUGI KI-OKE | JINDAI-SUGI  KEYAKI JAPANESE ZELKOVA WOOD TRAY KEYAKI JAPANESE ZELKOVA WOOD TRAY  KURO-GAKI PERSIMMON TRAY KURO-GAKI PERSIMMON TRAY  DIAMOND OMBRE BUCKET DIAMOND OMBRE BUCKET  LOW BOWL | KOYA MAKI LOW BOWL | KOYA MAKI  KONOHA | JINDAI-SUGI KONOHA | JINDAI-SUGI  CEDAR BOWL CEDAR BOWL  SHIZUKU | HINOKI SHIZUKU | HINOKI  KI-OKE | SAWARA KI-OKE | SAWARA  KOYA MAKI VASES KOYA MAKI VASES  DUNE OMBRE BOWL DUNE OMBRE BOWL  MISUMI | HINOKI MISUMI | HINOKI  KONOHA | KOYA MAKI KONOHA | KOYA MAKI  INDIGO LOW TABLE INDIGO LOW TABLE  KONOHA | HINOKI KONOHA | HINOKI  N. MOKKOUGEI | OMAKASE N. MOKKOUGEI | OMAKASE  INDIGO DINING TABLE INDIGO DINING TABLE 

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