A Stockholm designweek exhibition with the Japanese producer Ariake in a magical Stockholm apartment from 1896


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The exhibition was curated by Hanna Nova Beatrice, editor of My Residence bookazine. Stylist: Anna-Lena Leino, Exhibition co-ordination: Staffan Holm
Ariake designers:
Gabriel Tan, Staffan Holm, Zoe Mowat, Keiji Ashisawa, Andersen & Voll, Shin Azumi and Norm architects.

Ariake is a new furniture brand, founded by Legnatec and Hirata Chair, two factories from the furniture town of Morodomi in the Saga prefecture, Japan. Named after the Ariake Sea in Southern Japan, Ariake means “morning moon”, or daybreak in Japanese, and symbolizes a new chapter for the two factories as they embark on this collaboration.
Staffan Holm was invited by art director Gabriel Tan as the first designer for a one week workshop in Saga where soon more designers joined. Staffan Holm, Keiji Ashisawa, Andersen & Voll and Gabriel Tan created the first collection and in the second workshop, Norm architects, Zoe Mowat and Shin Asumi joined.

Staffan Holm has designed several new furniture for Ariake: The Kumiko cabinets (Wallpaper award 2018), Holm armchair, Beam dining table, Beam side table and the Dovetail stools.