Seiji and Himali Kuwabara of In Element Designs (IE) will launch their latest nature-series collection of handmade furniture KO, LEAF tables and IVY chairs this May at ICFF 2017 in New York.
Their best-selling hand-carved KO glass table was created from the image of Canadian forest. The design has evolved since its first creation in 2010 and is now available in knockdown style, which will be shown for the first time outside of Canada. The artist/designer, Seiji Kuwabara uses walnut or ash hardwood and carefully hand carves them with a hand planer. The diagonal cross beam achieves both strength and balance in this minimal, sculptural and architectural design.
In Element Designs also releases their brand new LEAF table at ICFF this year. Structurally designed to be similar to KO, LEAF table is designed for oval or round shape top. It is perfect for modern, minimalistic interior space.
They will also launch IVY chairs with epoxy resin accent on one side with either smoky black or smoky white. This unique chair design challenges the normal concept of a chair. IVY chair leans against the wall to become and function as a chair. This minimalistic approach is achieved with the integration of its architecture. Seiji’s meticulous workmanship is shown in vertically matched wood grain by jointing solid lumber.
In Element Designs is a Vancouver-based studio producing original furniture. A collaboration between Seiji’s lifetime partner, Himali Kuwabara, IE has been introducing sophisticated, well-designed and constructed organic furniture since 2003. Their shared philosophy of combining form and function creates unique art that transforms interiors into harmonious living spaces. Fusing styles from their native Japan and the West, they design and build furniture which are durable, attractive and one-of-a-kind.