The Carton Furniture Series (C.F.S) was designed by Riki Watanabe in 1965. He made the recyclable material cardboard very strong with its perfect structure.
Strong enough to use as a chair, but also light enough for children to play with, the Riki stool can be assembled easily and then folded away compactly. This stool is used in many ways also in a variety of public areas and workshops.
After having graduated from the Woodcraft Department at Tokyo Higher School of Arts and Design (nowadays: Chiba University), he joined Gunma Prefecture Industrial Arts Center where Bruno Taut was working in 1936. In 1949, Watanabe established his own designing studio. He got famous by the low-cost String Chair in 1952. Watanabe's Torii Stool and Circular Center Table won the Gold Medal at Triennale di Milano in 1957. Besides interior and furniture design, Watanabe has also designed clocks and watches. His 1972 design, Hibiya Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Company's pole clock is defined as one of Watanabe's major works. Watanabe is considered to be one of the pioneers of after-war Japanese design.
Wrapped in a single piece of finished edge leather. Two inner pockets are flat but expand to hold an assortment of cards and folded bills. Perfect for caring the essentials. Pressed Cotton and calfskin.
A sectional globe with which you can experience the earth's configuration. Is configured such that when placed on a desk, it leans at exactly the angle of the earth’s tilt (23.4 degrees).
A "white globe" − have fun coloring it in, writing on it. Like an outline map.
There are two sizes – the large size that is easy to color and write in, and the medium size that is good for putting on everywhere.
Insert the "geosphere sheet" on which is depicted the outlines of the oceans and the continents over the "core parts" framework which is made of ultra-thin cardboard and is printed with the internal construction of the earth. The globe, with its outline map and which leans on an axis of 23.4 degrees, is then complete.
The front part is an English version; the back has the Japanese version.
Comes in three colors: WHITE, on which the letters written are easy to see, and BEIGE and GRAY, which have a gentle feel to it.
Postalco, they like the idea of wrapping a letter in a mosaic. It is like the way ancient buildings are protected with a layer of mosaic tiles. The thin but strong square sheet of paper will protect the letter enclosed inside.
This fine texture of this paper keeps the pen from slipping too easily, making it an ideal writing surface. This paper is PH neutral and archival.
Using hand-picked Shankar cotton from India, Yoshii Towel Company has developed a loosely-twisted amaori thread to make towels of unrivaled absorbency, even when brand new. After repeated washing they never become stiff, instead getting softer and fluffier over time.
Yoshii Towel Company, located in the city of Imabari in Ehime Prefecture, has been producing high-quality towels in Japan since 1957. They harness the inherent qualities of cotton to make towels that are extraordinarily soft, highly absorbent, and quick to dry. From weaving to final production, all stages of manufacture take place at cooperative factories in Imabari.