Uchiwa Chair by Luna Ikuta
A beautifully designed chair inspired by traditional Japanese hand-fans or Uchiwa.
This piece focuses on merging dynamic aesthetics with simple function by using molded plywood, sumi ink, and welded steel. This chair explores how furniture can impact the atmosphere of a space as well as complementing the presence of the sitter. The curved wide back manifests a dignified presence while its silhouette is graphically enhanced by the thin slits, emulating the creases of the uchiwa fan. The back is supported by steel rods that angle down and continue to the seat—which allows human movements and structural strength. Both seat and back were dyed with sumi ink and were brushed with steel wool for a rich black sheen, giving the chair a modern character with traditional Japanese aestheticsYou can see more of Luna's work here.