Designed by Mikko Paakkanen
Obi(the Japanese for 'sash') is a sash that is used a part of traditional kimono outfit.
The backrest of the Obi chair and the top of the Obi table designed by Mikko Paakkanen allude, in particular, to the massive drum bow of the sash at the back of a women's kimono (otaiko-musubi), which can be 30 cm wide and up to four meters long.
The obi is often one of the most striking parts of the kimono, depending on the purpose of use.
In Paakkanen's Obi chair and table, the form-pressed parts have a key role as focal points.
The lower level of the table also works as worktop space.
The "compartment" in the chair's backrest can be used for quickly storing, say, a handbag when dining.
Table W:750mm x D:750mm x H:720mm
Chair W:500mm x D:530mm x H:780mm x SH450mm