Metallic finishes which allow the wood grain to come through are available in the chairs, as well as the natural wood finish.

Photography / Luke Hayes

Fresh of the press – we are thrilled to share the collaboration between two of our brands who have just exhibited together at Salone del Mobile in Milan 2023. Showing at the historic Museo Bagatti Valsecchi last week, the confident and highly contemporary forms looked incredible with a backdrop of decorative architectural elements.

Utilising both advanced technology and hand craftsmanship, Seyun of tactile furniture pieces are composed of a series of conjoined asymmetrical sections, produced using state-of-the-art woodworking machines and meticulously hand-finished by artisan craftsmen. The collection embodies Karimoku Furniture’s ‘High-Tech and High-Touch’ ethos.

The Seyun Chair is the first design to be released from the collaboration.

We are extremely proud of our partnership with Zaha Hadid, a world leader in architecture and design and a brand with a pioneering and innovative philosophy. We have long admired and felt a connection with Zaha Hadid Design’s continuous drive to push the limits of possibility whilst at the same time always honouring quality and artisanship.
Hiroshi Kato, Executive Vice President of Karimoku Furniture

‘Faithfully reproducing Zaha Hadid’s design in wood was particularly challenging – pushing our production and engineering know-how to the limit. We rose to the challenge and are honoured to have realised these exquisite furniture designs, proving our knowledge and skills acquired throughout Karimoku Furniture’s history in craftsmanship dating back to 1940’ says Hiroshi Kato, Executive Vice President of Karimoku Furniture. Seyun showcases the daring design concepts and innovative approach to materiality of ZHD and the manufacturing knowledge, skills and craftsmanship of Karimoku Furniture – exemplifying the pioneering spirit and uncompromising drive of these two great companies.

Sculptural details from the metallic finish Seyun Chair.

Chairs, armchairs and tables are the first pieces to be launched, with expectations that the collection will be expanded over time.

We strongly believe in collaboration; it’s through a mutual exchange of ideas, skills and expertise that we can achieve great results — Karimoku Furniture is the ideal partner, matching our daring design concepts with their unrivalled quality of execution.
Maha Kutay, Director of Zaha Hadid Design

Packaging and display features of the Seyun collection.

From the gallery