sasimono-kagu takahashi



One Hundred years

Sasimono is a traditional technique of and also the
products of assembling wooden pieces.
We,sasimono-shi (sasimono-craftsman),have
responsibility for giving a new life to wood pieces as
tools that human can use as long as those woods had
lived in the forest.
To carry out our duty, we need to keep pursuing
everlasting design,being not affected by the changing
times.

Following the philosophy Sasimono-craftsmen,
We advocate “Sasimono-kagu(Sasimono-funiture)”
as the new way of Sasimono.

Our goal is to produce beautiful and functional
furniture that will be loved for generations and used
for at least one hundred years.


Furniture manufacture / Design
Yuji Takahashi

TESHIGOTO

TESHIGOTO is the most important thing for us to make furniture.
When we join wood frames or trim the shapes, we use different hand tools such as plane or chisel in various sizes. Sometimes we make even a tool for a satisfying completion. Such products finished with time and effort are beautiful, and can make you feel as if they are living. In manufacturing processes, craftsman’s soul may have transferred to them. 
Wood is a living thing. Even though we can make same shape, wood itself has its own taste and expression, and nothing is the same.
We work on them in a different way and make them to form as furniture having new role. TESHIGOTO is a communication between living things. 

SASIMONO

SASIMONO is a technique to form a shape by utilizing traditional wood assembly method incorporating “HOZOKUMI(tenon joint)” or “ARIKUMI(dovetail joint) into junction areas. Its main purpose is to make robust furniture, besides, the remarkable point is its easy repairment. 
Daily use of furniture can lead to some problems. If a wood joint is loosened, it is removed and retighened. If top of a table get scratched, it is removed and reshaved. If seating face of a chair is worn out, it is re-covered.
From parents to children, from children to grandchildren, our furniture are wishing to be used for a long time beyond generations. 

Lolo Stool

This is a Sasimono-kagu Takahashi’s first original furniture released in 2013. The prominent feature is that it is a “Sasimono-kagu” which does not include any metal at junction areas of wood ,as well as a junction areas between wood legs and a cushion. The beautifully finished legs’ roundness is formed by a craftsman who planed each of them carefully with handy plane. Slight handmade feeling, which is an intentionally left trace of cutting without polishing, will produce chair’s taste overtime, and will make it more beautiful. Since the cushion portion at the seating face can be removed by pressing upward from the bottom, it can be easily cleaned and used comfortably. Other attractive point is that textile can be replaced depending on season or mood, so you can change your room’s atmosphere easily. Because the fluffy cushion receive your buttock sufficiently, your hip position is also corrected. Stable hip position make your back straighten up.

Lolo Bench

New bench-type having same feeling as Lolo Stool was born for a number of people. Since it combine two or three same cushions as Lolo Stool, it shows several expressions depending upon textile combination or layout. When attaching a newly added seat plate, you can enjoy a variety of scene that chairs and table make. Tea time while reading, or chatting while eating a snack. You can always hear laughing voices from the Lolo Bench. It makes you want to talk with someone special for a long time while snuggling up together. 

Lolo Table

This is not a circular but Lo-shaped(Lo(ロ)is a Japanese character which has a square shape)table which has a slight curved line. Bigger than a round table, this is a dining table of soft and warming expression. When sitting around a round table, distances between people also become “round” and comfortable, leading to sweet time.

Wagata Bon(Wagata Tray)

Wagata is a name of village located in southern west of Yamanaka-cho in Ishikawa prefecture, which was submerged by a dam construction in 1965. 
In Wagata. there was a technique to make a beautiful tray which has chisel traces in a regular pattern. Those regularly shaved straight chisel traces are evidence of sincere attitude toward wood. The tray which has characteristic chisel traces has been referred to as Wagata bon. Wagata bon disappeared once because of village submergence. However, the beautiful and attractive tray is now in Sasimono-kagu Takahashi across time and space, as if flower seeds are blown away by wind and taking roots in another place. We hope to continue to make Wagata bon for new flowers blooming somewhereelse.