Saito Wood is a family owned company with a proud history that dates back to 1948. The company has humble beginnings, starting when founder Isamu Saito used the plywood moulding techniques he learned in the army to make small canisters. Saito would stack these on a bicycle trailer, ride into town and sell them to the locals.
By the 1960s Saito Wood had created a range of striking and beautiful products, all with vibrantly grained plywood. The designs perfectly captured the simple elegance of the Japanese aesthetic and became a coveted object in homes, restaurants and hotels throughout Japan and Europe.
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The Maker /
Saito Wood is a family owned company with a proud history that dates back to 1948. After the war Isamu Saito started a small factory producing plywood cylinders. Saito would stack these on his bicycle trailer and sell them to local townspeople.
The Designer /
Isamu Saito's experience with plywood began at a factory he worked in during WW2 for the Japanese army. Due to the shortage of iron it was necessary to explore different ways to produce necessary items from unconventional raw materials.
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Modernism loves plywood
This week, we’re honouring the visionary designers who pioneered the use of moulded plywood that would come to revolutionise furniture and product design. Although plywood has been around for millennia, it was designers such as Alvar Aalto and the Eames duo who developed new technologies, realising the humble materials sculptural potential. With its strength, lightness and versatility, moulded plywood became the material of choice for designers, helping shape the modern world.