Born in Hyogo prefecture, Japan and graduated from Kanazawa College of Art, Department of Design, Kuramoto worked from 2000 until 2008 as in-house designer for various companies. He founded Jin Kuramoto Studio in Tokyo in 2008. The studio engages in various product design developments such as furniture, home electric appliances and daily necessities. With his singular design approach, Kuramoto Studio introduces the essence of things with a clear and distinctive expression. He has won many IF Design Awards, Good Design Awards, Elle Decor Young Design- ers Talent in 2012. Kuramoto is also lecturer for Kyoto University of Art and Design, Keio Uni- versity SFC in Tokyo, Kanazawa College of Art and Musashino Art University, Tokyo. Among his clientsin Japan: Meetee (design and art di- rection), Ar ex Japan, Hukla, Jo Nagazaka / Schemata Architects, Tokyo Gas (JP), Naft, Ideaco, Mikamo, O ecct (Sweden)…
The Bamboo Chair
By combining both the handmade bamboo bending process to the natural lacquer technique, the Japanese designer Kuramoto has conceived a new kind of furniture typology. Employing bamboo bending, which is one of the highest quality technique in Taiwan, Kuramto tailors a new kind of seating. His elegant and refined chair is also simplified in terms of bamboo weaving and refresh the traditional look of the Asian furniture style. It reinforces the aesthetics and sustainability of the chair and introduces a sense of tactility and comfort. He has used 2 meters long bamboo pieces that are bent and assembled.
The craft and design process of The Bamboo Chair
The Bamboo Chair final prototype
The Neolithic Collection
The Neolithic Collection is inspired by the neolithic objects seen at the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
The Neolithic Collection final prototypes