Designers Jasper Morrison and Wataru Kumano collaborated on the December Series for Finnish design company Nikari in their 12 Designs for Nature collection in 2012.
Wataru Kumano is a Tokyo born designer who trained in design from 2001 to 2008 in Finland. Upon his return to Japan he was hired as assistant designer to Jasper Morrison, working alongside the designer for several years before establishing his own practice in 2011. Wataru Kumano Studio works across interiors, furniture, product design and project management.
Nikari's elegant December Lounge Chair has links to Finnish classics while retaining a harmonious Japanese aesthetic