Karimoku New Standard to present new collections at Salone

Published on : Monday, March 26, 2018

Karimoku New Standard - elephant sofaThe Japanese contemporary furniture brand Karimoku New Standard will be showcasing at the upcoming Salone del Mobile in April. They will debut PANORAMA, the simple yet striking universal chair by Berlin designers GECKELER MICHELS; PROP, a line of shelving by Swiss design studio BIG-GAME; the ARCHIVE shelf by German designer CHRISTIAN HAAS; as well as a number of new additions to existing collections, such as the Elephant Sofa as a 1-seater and island, the castor barstool with a backrest and the scout bistro bar table.

With an exhibition design by Karimoku New Standard’s creative director David Glaettli, the presentation showcases in four interconnected rooms the contemporary collection of wooden furniture, emphasising the versatile and innovative, joyful and functional character of the products, made for natural life. The reduced exhibition design plays with the usual staged settings at trade fairs by unmasking for example the simple construction of the walls and using it as a decorative detail instead.


Panorama is a plain, universal chair, made of sustainably sourced Japanese oak wood, that complements Karimoku New Standard’s iconic range of high-end wood crafted furniture. It offers high versatility with a focus on professional applications from meeting rooms, lecture halls to restaurants. The generously dimensioned and elaborately bent plywood seat and backrest have a striking, unique linear look, that evokes sheets of paper. The chair family features versions with compact yet comfortable armrests and with runners that allow a forward tilting sitting position for active working environments. Karimoku New Standard introduces Panorama in the new colour Night Blue.


PROP is a line of shelving and storage units consisting of low boards/ TV boards and sideboards in different sizes. The design is build on the bold, L-shaped side modules that give the shelf great stability while reducing its component parts and creating its characteristic appearance. The well-conceived proportions and details, with easy to use, removable sliding doors, make PROP well suited for storage and display in living rooms, hallways and offices. PROP is crafted from sustainably sourced Japanese oak wood and looks as beautiful from the back as it does from the front.


While in the digital age we own less books, magazines, CD’s and records, the ARCHIVE shelf is conceived as a platform for the personal items we collect, keep safe and hold dear over the years. The shelves store and display everything we like to use, see or be reminded of every day. It comes in two sizes and together with a set of specially made book-stands. Making use of Karimoku’s expertise in wood craftsmanship, the shelves are assembled from slender beams and boards made of solid Japanese oak wood. The beautifully crafted details, elegant joints and slightly curved fronts make the ARCHIVE shelf a centrepiece in every room.


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