Karimoku opens Kyoto showroom informed by traditional houses and temple gardens

Designer Keiji Ashizawa has created the interior of Japanese furniture brand Karimoku‘s second showroom, which features a combination of its own wooden furniture and pieces by local artists and artisans.

Set in a three-storey building, the brand describes Karimoku Commons Kyoto as a “hybrid space”, which will function as a showroom and also house office spaces for employees.

The space is located inside a former machiya – a traditional Japanese wooden townhouse – in Kyoto, a city known for its temples, Shinto shrines and gardens.

The showroom is located in a Kyoto townhouse

Ashizawa, who has worked with Karimoku for years and also designed its first showroom in Tokyo, looked

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