Norm Architects' inspiration journey in 2019 went to the Japanese island of Shikoku, in order to study Nakashima's work and heritage. This is where the Koku concept was born and the collection for Fogia began to grow. - We had the privilege of visiting one of Nakashima's previous workshops where we had the opportunity to immerse ourselves in his various techniques. During his lifetime, Nakashima and his collaborators not only created beautiful sculptural works but also developed unique carpentry techniques that were required to bring different ideas to life, says Frederik Werner, designer and partner at Norm Architects.
Nakashima's work is often symbolized by wooden boards that have been preserved and collected for a long time to be saved until a specific purpose arises. By combining solid wood with metal pipes, Norm Architects has experimented with dimensions and proportions to maintain both elegance and resilience in the design of the tables in the collection.
As with many other designers, the current global pandemic has made it possible to blur the boundaries between designing furniture for the home and for offices or public environments. This applies to a large extent to Koku, who is confident in a lobby, but who also becomes a harmonious element in the private home. Koku will be launched in the spring of 2021 and is available in three different sizes and several different designs.
Read more and see the full collection through fogia.com.