KASHIWA MOKKO

Continuing the Hida Takayama wood working tradition since 1943

Kashiwa Mokko

Kashiwa Mokko was established in 1943 in Takayama, central in the Gifu prefecture of Japan. It has grown to have become one of the largest furniture manufacturers of the Gifu prefecture. Despite that the company has grown strongly, it has stayed loyal to the traditional production techniques and chooses only to work with the best materials. The company has several furniture series, some of which have been strongly recognized by the international design community. Their Boss series chairs have been awarded the internationally recognized Good Design award in 2013 due to its design that expresses the value of wood yet provides good comfort and quality at the same time. Kashiwa Mokko has a large assortment of coffee tables, dining tables, benches, sofas, armchairs, dining chairs, stools and sideboards. The brand is very well known for its use of ash, oak and walnut and its attention to details in the designs, that set it apart from other Hida Takayama brands. The brand provides affordable quality furniture that stays true to its heritage and origins.

Hida furniture originates from the Gifu prefecture with the central city of Takayama. The region, 5 hours west of Tokyo, is fully enclosed by mountains and vasts forests and is a region that is well-renowned for its furniture industry. Several Hida brands have originated in this prefecture and are still very much present there to date. Hida furniture is characterized and well-renowned for its artisanal production process of wood furniture that respects the tradition and craftsmanship that has existed in the Gifu prefecture during centuries. Hida furniture is considered as high quality furniture in high esteem among Japan and other Asian countries. All furniture originating from Takayama bears high standards . In line with tradition, the main component of Hida furniture is solid wood. No use of particleboard based wood is allowed. Oak, ash, cherry and walnut are the most often used woods, native to the Gifu prefecture, and are therefore sourced locally. Often combined with either wool fabrics or leather, it emphasizes the importance of using natural materials. The natural, organic and yet distinctive design of Hida furniture is still relatively unknown in Europe, however it is gaining in popularity with open minded consumers who appreciate quality and aesthetics. The Hida furniture combines perfectly with the more Western furniture style and provides a valuable addition for any contemporary, modernist or midcentury interior.

We are the exclusive Benelux distributor of Kashiwa Mokko and we would be more than happy answering any questions and/or remarks you might have and to provide you with a tailored solution according to your requirements. Prices and specs are upon request.

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