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地域産材でつくる自分で組み立てるつくえ Assemble-It-Yourself Desks Made of Local Wood

ManufacturerRe:Living with Yoshino, UCHIDA

Design year2014

Main materialSolid wood (HINOKI / Japanese cypress), Steel

PhotoUCHIDA, TAIJI FUJIMORI ATELIER

A volunteer group “Re: Living with Yoshino” has started a project for school desks at Yoshino Junior High School in Nara, Japan.  The objective is to encourage students to use locally-sourced material, so that they feel connected to their own communities.  This project introduces a sustainable system.  The top part of the desk is made of Yoshino Hinoki (Japanese cypress), and legs are made of steel for durability in long time use.
It is personally owned by each student, and they assemble desks upon their enrollment.  
When they are graduating from school, the desk will be disassembled and only the top part will be brought home with them.  (The desktop is adjoined with a shelf, so it could be used as a “Hitori-Zen” just like a breakfast in bed tray.)
This project is still ongoing and offering a new local economic cycle that connects communities to local enterprises.
Our mission was to set a good example that a design could work as an adhesive to connect so many elements in the society, communities to local companies, local industries, adults and children.

Project team
Re:Living with Yoshino, TAIJI FUJIMORI ATELIER, POWERPLACE, UCHIDA

GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2015 (Special Award) / DESIGN FOR THE FUTURE AWARD

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