Koma Co., Ltd.
Received the Bronze Award at the “IDA DESIGN AWARDS 2022” (USA), which evaluates outstanding design visionaries in a wide range of fields!
The isola sofa, designed by Shigeki Matsuoka (Representative of KOMA Co., Ltd.), who has been awarded the title of “Contemporary Master Craftsman” by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, is an outstanding design visionary in a wide range of fields. DESIGN AWARDS 2022” won a bronze medal.
This is the second award for this product following the Chicago good design awards. KOMA has won the 16th global design award.
Award-winning work [isola sofa]
If the chair is the minimum living space, the sofa will be an intermediate existence between the room and the chair. Sometimes, I wanted to live a lazy life, sleeping, eating, drinking beer, and reading books all day long on the sofa, and that’s what inspired me to design it. On the left and right armrests, a large table where you can eat and a smaller table where you can place glasses, etc. spread out asymmetrically. Design: Shigeki Matsuoka
KOMA Representative / Furniture Craftsman / Furniture Designer Awarded the title of “Contemporary Master Craftsman” by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the youngest in 2020. In addition, he is one of Japan’s leading furniture craftsmen and furniture designers who has won numerous awards such as the reddot design award (Germany) for two consecutive years, the A’design & competition (Italy) gold medal, and the NOVUM design award (France) gold medal.
Based on the concept of “manufacturing products that satisfy the quality and beauty of a one-of-a-kind product,” a furniture workshop in Tokyo that continues to evolve in pursuit of comfort and charm while pursuing beauty that can only be created by hand.
IDA DESIGN AWARDS
IDA is an international design award established in Los Angeles in 2007 with the aim of discovering truly forward-thinking designers who consistently demonstrate creativity and innovation. Consisting of 5 fields: architecture, interior design, product design, fashion, and graphics, works by excellent designers from all over the world gather every year. In 2022, the number of entries from about 80 countries was the highest ever, making it a very high-level competition.
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