World Famous young architect, Johnny Chiu based in Taiwan designs a luxury outdoor chair at this time. It is made from KOBE leather that world-famous food KOBE beef’s out skin.
Luxury outdoor furniture products are getting very famous in the world, especially the COVID-19 situation, people like to go to nature to spending a lot of time with family. The kind of products basically Italian brands are popular. So we think the Asian way it is.
KOBE leather brand is organized by the KOBE leather cooperative that craftsman union in KOBE city, Japan. One of their member NAGATA RYOSUKE SHOTEN, they manufactured a world-famous chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 100 years ago. Now they are 6th generation boss, he manufactures the new chair for Johnny Chiu.
the chair has 3 big backgrounds that modern Asian lifestyle design, a world-first outdoor chair made from real leather, and Japanese craftsmanship manufacturing.
KOBE Leather material is very precious that only 2000 cows per year. so we can produce the chair only 6 units a year.
The founder of J.C. Architecture (JCA). Graduated from Columbia University. He lived, worked, and taught in more than six countries. He believes in the idea that a good design should be inspired from the individual. Society and the interaction between human and space are also integrated into the design work.
The Kobe Leather Cooperative was established to work on leather development, create sample products, and to carry out respective PR in order to further the use of leather (a local resource) and to establish an added value aspect to local leather products. In the future, the Coop will establish a leather distribution pipe, and aims to create a new Kobe brand.
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