Cacomi by Shin Azumi
While the indulgent and raucous happenings of Salone Milano were taking place, London-based Japanese designer Shin Azumi quietly announced his latest design – Cacomi: a series of modular office furniture for Japanese furniture manufacturer Itoki. Meaning “encolsure” in Japanese, Cacomi is a diverse and flexible collection that allows you to pair varying furniture of varying heights.
I know it’s wishful thinking but I would love to see a bunch of Japanese salarymen with their iconic combovers chatting it up at a modern desk like this.
And this is just a side note, but I find it fascinating how different an aesthetic Japanese designers produce depending on whether they are based in Japan or abroad.