|Type:||Living Room Furniture||Specific Use:||Living Room Chair||General Use:||Home Furniture|
|Size:||W460 D445 H805 SH450||Place of Origin:||Japan||Brand Name:||MINERVA|
|Packaging Detail:||Packaging: Cardboard box (1 chair/box) W510 D500 H860|
|Delivery Detail:||60 days after order confirmation|
W460 D445 H805 SH450
Frame Materials: Plywood, paper
Seat and Back:LEATHER
Genuine stretched leather
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~ZO~ The zabuton that wishes it were a chair.
ZO means "elephant" in Japanese, and this chair is like a short, stout, baby elephant.
Where the four thick legs meet, the back looks somewhat like hips, and without even knowing it, one gently caresses them each time one sits down.
This chair somehow lends a sense of security and comfort, whether you are sitting in it or not.
Japan does not have a long history in furniture, and for a long time, sitting in chairs was not part of the everyday lifestyle.
Nowadays, due to Western influence, chairs have begun to be used in average households and many other places, but in Japanese-style rooms utilizing tatami mats, floor cushions have always fulfilled the role of the chair, making chairs mostly unnecessary.
Floor cushions ("zabuton") are furnishings for sitting on a floor or tatami mat on your knees or buttocks. They are generally square, and very thick, making them like a smaller version of a futon bed.
Long ago, zabuton were used as a symbol of authority by high priests and other persons of influence.
Considering what a Japanese chair might be like, for a country with little history of chairs, we used the zabuton as inspiration. This has given birth to the ZO, which has become a famous product worldwide.
This may be a somewhat amusing introduction, but we truly hope that when someone hears "ZO," they think, "the zabuton that wishes it were a chair."
Its fluffy, warm form, soft as a marshmellow, with a springy feel, will surely soothe the soul.
ZO is a small urethane foam chair. The clever design makes this small chair resemble an elephant. Unexpected, surprising, humorous, and ironic, are but a few ways one can see this design.
Japanese homes were built with tatami floors, so chairs were never adopted. Many years were spent with no furniture at all. ZO is the zabuton that stands straight up.
Design is a complex, advanced language. We wish to comprehensively express the diversity of thought and aesthetic sense in the field of design.
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List of Supply
We supply order made furniture to many public and private institutions, including the Imperial Household Agency, Imperial Hotel and other famous corporations.
|List of Supply|
|Imperial Household Agency||East Japan Railway Company|
|The Throne||Nissan Motor Co.,Ltd.|
|Plenary Session Of House Of Representatives||Toyota Motor Corp|
|Plenary Session Of House Of Councilors||Honda Motor Co.,Ltd.|
|Akasaka State Guest House||Asahi Breweries,Ltd.|
|Kyoto State Guest House||British Airways|
|Tokyo Metropolitan Government||IBM Japan,Ltd.|
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan||BRIDGESTONE|
|Supreme Court of Japan||Arabian Oil Co.,Ltd.|
|Argentine Embassy||Murata Mfg. Co.,Ltd.|
|Canada Embassy||Mitsui & Co.,Ltd.|
|Sweden Embassy||Marubeni Co.,Ltd.|
|School Public Facilities||Hotel|
|University of Tokyo||Hotel Okura Tokyo|
|Keio University||Imperial Hotel (in Tokyo)|
|Tokyo Institute of Technology||The Windsor Hotel Toya (in Hokkaido)|
(G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit)
|Tokyo Stock Exchange||Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so-|
|Japanese Red Cross Society; JRC||Park Hyatt Tokyo in Shinjuku,|
Japan- Hyatt 5 Star Luxury Hotel
|National Museum of Nature and Science||Store|
|Bank of Japan||Estee Lauder Co.,Ltd.|
Manufacturing Process - chair
Manufacturing Process - Sofa
We attached the tag “Made in Japan” to all the chairs and sofas which we have made.
Medal with Yellow Ribbon
An award presented by the country to those who have shown outstanding hard work and achievement in business.