Nori Morimoto: Unique Tripod Stools and Tables

Nori Morimoto: Unique Tripod Stools and Tables

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Maxwell Ryan
May 18, 2004
Morimoto means "on the edge of the woods." At the ICFF there is alot of glitzy furniture, booths playing music and plastic, plastic, plastic. In this type of environment the quiet stools and tables of Nori Morimoto will really catch your eye. I talked with Nori's daughter, Risa, who explained that her father was really a wood artist (see his website for his sculpture and his lamps, which are remarkable), but the tables and stools with the tripod base were a design he'd been working on for 30 years, and had finally perfected, allowing him to bring them to production. Without nails and only three screws, ever shape has the same construction and differs only in size, height, and arrangement of the tripod legs. While he says he only sells wholesale, I would pester him to sell to you and find out where he will be represented in New York after the fair ends. His small stools run $175 wholesale and his large table with three tripods and 28 inches high runs $1,360 wholesale. MGR
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