Japan is a country with limited access to land for development and
natural resources and has developed a rich culture in the past years
through the inheritance of a system which nurtures creativity.
Furoshiki is the act of covering all forms of object by wrapping them
with one piece of clot and Origami is the act of creating different
shapes by folding a sheet of paper. These examples of the Japanese
tradition show that Japan can excel even when placed under very
With such cultural background in mind, we designed Owl Chair to become
a furniture that will help nurture children's creativity which is the
hope of our future.
We believe that for our children to continue imagining the future,
something needed to be designed for them. Experiments in which a body
with a difficult-to-imagine shape like that of a chair is formed out
of a plane body will certainly stimulate the creativity of children.
Owl chair can be assembled without any tools or additional parts,
children are able to build this chair with their own hands.
This chair is made from a single piece of EVA lumber,similar to
creating origami with one piece of paper,
A child’s creativity is stimulated through creating a chair from a
flat planar shape.
Because it can be returned to a planar shape easily, it can be stored
even in small space. It also can save energy and cost at the time of
The material EVA that is used to build this chair is lightweight and
holds a rich flexibility, superior durability, and various color
variations. If the material accidentally enters into a mouth by any
chance, it will be still safe so it is a good material for children.
In addition, with consideration of the material for high
recyclability, no dioxin generation, and environmentally friendly, the
material is suitable for children who play an important role in the
We certainly wish that children can foster their flexible imagination
and build a rich and enjoyable life with this Owl Chair.