This timeless stool is made of 100% local Hinoki cypress wood and paper cord. It is lightweight and compact making it easy to move around in the home depending on its use - for additional seating for guests or seating to wear shoes.
We also offer the DIY Kit version, to allow for the experience of making the woven stool and using it thereafter. Also available as a high stool and mini stool and in three color ranges.
Please note that this is a made-to-order item, which takes 1 to 2 months to ship.
ABOUT THE CRAFTSPEOPLE AND FOREST
The Paper Cord Stools are by Izuru, furniture makers based in Yoshino, Nara. Passionate about crafting beautiful, functional, and long-lasting furniture, we share the value of using high-quality cypress and cedar while sustaining the local timber industry.
The high-quality Hinoki cypress used for the stool is sourced locally from Yoshino, Nara. Cypress from this area is known for its high density and durability with its fine, uniform rings, resulting in beautiful wood grains. The timber industry in Yoshino dates back to the 1500s when the first trees were planted to build the Osaka Castle, Momoyama Castle, and other temples and shrines. Since then, the forest has been carefully managed and protected, so that it is constantly regenerating, while craftspeople can also benefit from the timber.
This project supports one of the issues we'd like to address as a company. Due to the lack of workforce, there are overgrown abandoned forests leading to landslides in Japan. We hope that by creating and introducing pieces that use local wood, we can contribute to a healthier ecosystem that benefits both the people and the planet.
Hinoki cypress wood and paper cord
Use thesoapandbeeswaxmaintenance kit to clean and polish the stools. The load capacity of this stool is approx. 100kg.