Multi-Purpose Furniture from Tomita Designs

Multi-Purpose Furniture from Tomita Designs

Sarah Coffey
Dec 15, 2008

Ken Tomita creates handmade furniture in simple forms that can be easily stacked to make shelving, tables, stools, or benches. Crafted from bamboo, his pieces are based on traditional Japanese forms and materials...

The Megu ($200) updates the classic shelf/table/stool combination of Max Bill's 1954 Ulmer Hocker. While the Ulmer Hocker was constructed of pine with a dowel rod support, the Megu is made of bamboo in two contrasting finishes.

As a coffee table, it provides space for books under the tabletop. As shelving, it supports itself both horizontally and vertically.

The Chabu bench is available in small ($250) and large ($300) sizes. Benches can be used as shelving, a seat, or a coffee table.

For more information on the Megu and Chabu, visit Supermarket or Ken Tomita's site.

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