Base 10 Furniture presents UKB chair

A chair that expresses the unique personality of Japanese joinery

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Base 10 Furniture presents UKB chair
28/05/2018 - Base 10 Furniture is proud to present the UKB chair, designed by Jennifer Yoko Olson.

Founded by Joshua Friedman, Base 10 Furniture is a Los Angeles studio specializing in hand-crafted wood furniture that incorporates precision Japanese joinery. Prior to launching his own furniture brand, Friedman studied traditional Japanese timber framing, and practiced specialty carpentry in California and New York.

The UKB chair began with Friedman’s first trip to Japan in 2017. Olson, a New York-based industrial designer born and raised in Tokyo, joined Friedman as a friend, translator, and curious student of Japanese woodworking traditions. Together, they visited a series of master craftsmen, touring studios and observing techniques.

Inspired by these discoveries, a collaboration seemed inevitable. Olson approached the project with a clear goal: to design a chair whose form expressed the unique possibilities and personality of Japanese joinery.

This tradition, developed over centuries, creates enduring structures without the use of any hardware, relying instead on the perfect alignment of wooden joints. The geometries of the UKB chair are intentionally unforgiving to highlight the precision of this craft. Friedman’s hand-cut joinery, completely invisible from the exterior, provides hidden strength that makes the surprisingly spare structure of the chair possible.

The resulting form is light and unassuming. Its broad radius and clean lines pay homage to Streamline architecture and the sweeping horizontal landscape of LA, home of Base 10 Furniture. Relaxed yet precise, the UKB chair is a natural fit for a refined contemporary lifestyle.Base 10 Furniture presents UKB chair

Base 10 Furniture presents UKB chair

Base 10 Furniture presents UKB chair

Base 10 Furniture presents UKB chair

Base 10 Furniture presents UKB chair

Base 10 Furniture presents UKB chair

Base 10 Furniture presents UKB chair

Base 10 Furniture presents UKB chair

Base 10 Furniture presents UKB chair

Base 10 Furniture presents UKB chair


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