is a new Japanese furniture brand from Saga prefecture in the south of Japan.
Consisting of tables, storage and seating furniture made from white oak, sumi dyed ash, indigo dyed ash, hinoki and burnt cedar, the Ariake collection is made with a combination of advanced CNC machines and detailed handcraft.
Design directed by Gabriel Tan Studio, this new brand brings together designers from different countries with a common respect for Japanese culture and woodworking. Anderssen & Voll (Norway), Keiji Ashizawa (Japan), Staffan Holm (Sweden) and Gabriel Tan (Singapore) designed an extensive, 18-piece furniture collection during a one-week workshop in Morodomi during the winter of 2016. While the furniture designers were designing and prototyping new furniture with the craftsmen of Hirata Chair and Legnatec, branding by Swiss graphic design studio AnnerPerrin and photography by Zurich-based photographer Sebastian Stadler took place concurrently.
The collection was unveiled at the International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) on 9th March 2017.