Born out of a love for nature, richness of noble materials and a serene beauty that transcends time, Karimoku Case Study is a contemporary lifestyle brand developed by Japan’s leading wooden furniture manufacturer, Karimoku. Each collection is brought to life by leading architects around the world. The first collection is the creative outcome of a collaborative endeavor by Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa Design. The collection saw its global launch at the Kinfolk Gallery in Copenhagen, staged in an apartment setting reflecting a shared sense of aesthetics, craftsmanship and appreciation of natural materials, like wood and leather. Thoughtful designs comprised of honest, authentic materials that touch us on a deep level, crafted to last a lifetime. As collaborators on the launch, we were invited to provide our SHADE leather, co-created with Norm, crafted on select pieces in the launch collection, as well as bespoke boxes by August Sandgren. The collection subsequently saw its Asian debut in Japan in an exhibition at the AXIS Gallery in Tokyo. Enjoy these select highlights from both exhibitions. www.karimoku-casestudy.com

Karimoku Case Study at The AXIS Gallery in Tokyo. Boxes by August Sandgren crafted with Sørensen Leather. Photo by Masaki Ogawa.

Karimoku Case Study at The AXIS Gallery in Tokyo. Lounge chair by Norm Architects, Keiji Ashizawa and Karimoku crafted with Sørensen Leather. Photo by Masaki Ogawa.

Karimoku Case Study at The AXIS Gallery in Tokyo. Lounge chair by Norm Architects, Keiji Ashizawa and Karimoku crafted with Sørensen Leather. Photo by Masaki Ogawa.

Karimoku Case Study at The AXIS Gallery in Tokyo. Detail of Lounge chair by Norm Architects, Keiji Ashizawa and Karimoku crafted with Sørensen Leather. Photo by Masaki Ogawa.

Karimoku Case Study at The AXIS Gallery in Tokyo. Detail of Lounge chair by Norm Architects, Keiji Ashizawa and Karimoku crafted with Sørensen Leather. Photo by Masaki Ogawa.

Karimoku Case Study at The AXIS Gallery in Tokyo. Detail of Lounge chair by Norm Architects, Keiji Ashizawa and Karimoku crafted with Sørensen Leather. Photo by Masaki Ogawa.

Karimoku Case Study at The Kinfolk Gallery. Lounge chair by Norm Architects, Keiji Ashizawa and Karimoku crafted with Sørensen Leather. Photo by Monica Grue Steffensen.

Karimoku Case Study as part of The Kinfolk Gallery launch. The Kinuta Dining Chair by Norm Architects Keiji Ashizawa and Karimoku crafted with Sørensen Leather. Photo by Masaki Ogawa.

Karimoku Case Study as part of The Kinfolk Gallery launch. The Kinuta Dining Chair by Norm Architects Keiji Ashizawa and Karimoku crafted with Sørensen Leather. Photo by Masaki Ogawa.

Karimoku Case Study Kinuta Dining Chair by Norm Architects Keiji Ashizawa and Karimoku crafted with Sørensen Leather. Photo by Masaki Ogawa.

Karimoku Case Study Kinuta Dining Chair by Norm Architects Keiji Ashizawa and Karimoku crafted with Sørensen Leather. Photo by Masaki Ogawa.