Founded in 1928 and based in Hiroshima, Maruni epitomises Japanese design. Their considered blend of traditional craftsmanship and innovative industrial techniques results in furniture that is as tactile as it is visually appealing.
Product designer Naoto Fukasawa has been the company's Art Director since 2010. Their first collaboration was the Hiroshima Chair of which Fukasawa said the aim was a 'realization of a highly detailed and clean image, while at the same retaining a sense of human warmth.'
This 'warmth' is achieved through their use of CNC technology followed by hand-finishing by craftsmen skilled in traditional Japanese furniture making techniques. Since then the company have continued to grow their collection, working too with British designer Jasper Morrison on products such as the Lightwood, a visually and physically lightweight chair of near-perfect proportions.
Viaduct was the first company in the UK to show the collection and we are delighted that our strong relationship with Maruni continues to this day.
Designed in empathy with traditional Japanese woodwork, the Hiroshima Armchair from Maruni is a compelling addition to the home or commercial space
Maruni's Botan Bench is a pared-back piece for indoor or outdoor use, originally designed for use on Jasper Morrison's own terrace