TAIYOU&C. is a brand launched by the design studio Mikiya Kobayashi in 2016.
The story begins by the time I was working at an interior architecture office. Indeed, I was already wondering about furnitures suited for contract projects I was working on. Today TAIYOU&C. pursue and make this reflection a reality.
Furnitures and chairs in particular that we conceived for spaces such as hospitals, offices or buildings’ halls respond to specific and essential standards: First, they are shaped to fit harmoniously in the space, even when a numerous amount is arranged. Also, they are easy to use. Not only they are comfortable to seat in but also easy to stand up from. And of course, they are stackable.
We are working with wood for its soothing properties makes it a perfect material within our stressful time.
Of course good contracts’ furniture can only become a long-lasting partner for a home use.
Creative Director Mikiya Kobayashi
1st collection in 2016
MIKIYA KOBAYASHI×FUJI FURNITURE
W530 D475 H670 SH450
Its back rest is a functional structure round shaped that supports the user’s body on a low level of his back. The circle shape of the seat allows a multiplicity of seating direction. Round is a compact and light chair that can be stacked up to 7 unities. This chair, in its original simplicity enables a familiar and convenient use and therefore embodies the symbol of TAIYOU&C.’s philosophy.
RICHARD HUTTEN×FUJI FURNITURE
CLOVER3 HIGH W360 D380 SH450
CLOVER3 LOW W360 D380 SH250
CLOVER4 HIGH W400 D400 SH450
CLOVER4 LOW W400 D400 SH250
It is a stackable stool with a clover shaped seat part available in trefoil and four-leaf lover shapes as well as in a lower hight version for children. A field of stools, mixing both clovers invite us to a fun chase of happiness.
JIN KURAMOTO×FUJI FURNITURE
STACKING ARM CHAIR
W570 D525 H750 SH450
The round shaped seat and the 4 legs are surrounded by the arm part and the back rest of the chair. «KEYSTONE» come from its structure, centered on the seat part. Every parts of the chair are fixed on a side of the seat which becomes the essential piece of the construction. Its strong personality does not prevent it from being stackable.
MIKIYA KOBAYASHI×TAKUMI KOHGEI
HORISON 140 W1400 D1000 H700
HORISON 160 W1600 D1000 H700
HORISON 180 W1800 D1000 H700
HORISON 200 W2000 D1000 H700
HORISON 220 W2200 D1000 H700
HORISON 240 W2400 D1000 H700
This table design is about lightness, imaging a floating wooden board. A thin slit in the middle of the table is meant to be use for office devices’ electric wires. Wood grain is enhanced by the large surfaces: 6 sizes are available from 1400 mm to 2400mm. Shapes and colors are conceived to match with the collection’s chairs and stools. Personal size order is also available.
TAIYOU&C.’s policy is to work with talented designers able to instill their personality within a simple shape and a product inviting a familiar use.
FOUNDER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Born in 1981 in Tokyo, he founded his own studio after an experience in an interior design company. His projects embrace furniture, daily products, electronics as well as space design. Deeply rooted in a lifestyle that is considered jointly with clients, his design is also able to merge into its surrounding space. World-renowned furniture collection «YAMANAMI», edited by Takumi Kohgei has also contribute to build his designs’ reputation. He is the design director of TAIYOU&C.
Born in 1967 in the Netherlands. One of the leader figure of the 1990’s design movement of Droog Design
he has been working on many projects worldwide. His work is part of the permanent collections of world-famous museums. As his motto «Design has to be strong»
one of his masterpiece is «Dombo Cup»
with two big handles on each side of the cup
imaging two big ears.
Born in1976 in Hyogo Prefecture of Japan. He founded his own studio after an experience in a household appliance manufacturer. He is working in many design fields such as furniture, electronics, daily products and car in Japan but also abroad. His world-renowned design is full of lucid formative expression as his motto is: « Enhance the specificities proper to each material and always looking for new construction challenges ». His masterpiece is the « JK » chair, produced by Arflex.
TAIYOU&C.’s furnitures are made in the Japanese best manufactures worldwide renowned for their excellence in wood processing technique. Also, the Japanese thoroughgoing control quality is an attractive guaranty for safe and long-lasting products.
It is a long established furniture manufacturer, inaugurated in 1959 in Itano, Tokushima Prefecture. The company, famous for its technique of wood casting, owns the largest manufacture in the country. Fuji Furniture has a strong ambition for introducing new production method and have already a waste-conscious process recognized by all its peers.The company excels in hight quality products and is also responding to pioneering design.
Founded in 1979 by current president Yoshihiko Kuwabara (furniture craftsman), Takumi Kohgei is a wooden furniture manufacturer based in the town of Higashikagura in Hokkaido’s center region. It aims to keep the Japanese traditional woodwork technique alive through the beauty of our daily life furnitures. The company is still according importance to hand works in its imaginative and original projects.
TAIYOU&C. / MIKIYA KOBAYASHI INC.
5-28-8 HIMONYA MEGURO-KU TOKYO 152-0003 JAPAN
MIKIYA KOBAYASHI - CREATIVE DIRECTOR
KEISUKE YAMAMOTO - SALES MANAGER
JOE SUZUKI - BRAND ADVISER
HIROMI SHINKAI - PRESS
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