CLASSE is a furniture brand of LEGNATEC, a Japanese furniture maker founded in 1964. As a feature, it is possible to produce furniture of various items flexibly with high quality with consistent manufacturing factory structure from development to manufacturing and multifarious variable production system. In addition, we have received numerous awards for good design award in Japan, interior and furniture sector.
The current manager is the second generation, and we are also involved in design work along with management, and we are also currently launching this CLASSE brand and furniture design.
Furniture production and design history so far have been over 30 years, and we are developing the CLASSE brand to the world now with our own design style.
Anderssen & Voll was established in the fall of 2009. Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll were previously founders and running partners of the design group Norway Says. Anderssen & Voll works within various fields of design but focus on the domestic objects. Design at A & V means being receptive to cultural and market influences and applying this knowledge in forward-thinking ways to generate groundbreaking and desirable products for their clients. Anderssen & Voll have received several awards for their work; including Wallpaper Award, Red Dot Award, IF Award and Honorary Award for best Design in Norway.
Keiji Ashizawa (b. 1973) lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from Yokohama University School of Architecture in 1995, Ashizawa spent the first ten years of his career working as both an architect and steel fabricator. The unique skills and experience gained throughout these early years, including a valued understanding of metals, continue to influence his approach to design. Keiji Ashizawa presents work of ‘honest’ design – simple yet refined, thoughtful and of a light manner – derived naturally through the process of attempting to maximise the potential of each material and its function. His furniture and lighting have been exhibited internationally since 2001.
Gabriel Tan Studio is a design practice working across the borders of craft, culture and technology. Exploring new ways to interpret luxury and break archetypes, the studio works on design, curation and creative direction for an international client base of hotels, restaurants, retail brands and manu-facturers. The works of Gabriel Tan have been exhibited in Milan, New York, Stockholm, London, Paris, Tokyo, Barcelona, Singapore and his recognition includes the Industrial Designers Society of America’s IDEA Award, Electrolux Design Lab Award and the Bombay Sapphire Asia Grand Prix.
Staffan Holm design studio is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The studio is working with interior architecture, industrial design and furniture design. Fascinated by inventions and craftsmanship at a young age, Staffan Holm later trained as a fine cabinet maker and gained his journeymans letter. He then continued to work as a carpenter for nearly four years and founded the Staffan Holm design studio 2008 after graduating School of Design and Crafts (HDK) in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Norm Architects was founded in 2008 by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Ronn, since joined by Linda Korndal. Based in the heart of Copenhagen, the studio works in the fields of industrial design, residential architecture, commercial interiors and art direction.
A Studio is based in Tokyo. After finishing his MA at Royal College of Art (UK) in 1994, he started working in London as the design unit ‘AZUMI’. In 2005 he founded his own office “a studio”, and mainly working on product and furniture design projects. His design won numerous design awards and his works are collected by international museums such as Victoria and Albert Museum (UK). In 2016 he and his studio moved the base from London to Tokyo. Along his design work, he is currently taking the professorship at Hosei University, Faculty of Engineering and Design.
Zoë Mowat operates Zoë Mowat Design, a studio in Montreal, Canada, that focuses on furniture and objects. Zoë’s approach is a sculptural and intuitive exploration of colour, material, and form that is counterbalanced by a curiosity and desire to create functional objects that can be enjoyed and that can endure. Since setting up her eponymous studio in 2010, Zoë has worked with companies and clients across North America and Europe and her designs have been exhibited in New York, London, Stockholm, Tokyo, Montreal, and Toronto.
Born in Fukuoka in 1961. After nishing Interior Course, Faculty of Art & Design, Kyushu Sangyo University in 1985, Mr. Shimoda worked as a furniture designer at the planning oce of an interior maker for some years before establishing Shimoda Design Room in 1993. Since then, by jointly working with furniture makers in various cities and towns, he has manufactured a lot of products. Based in Fukuoka, Mr. Shimoda has been working actively as a top furniture designer.
Born in Nagasaki in 1979. After nishing Design Course, Faculty of Art & Design, Kyushu Sangyo University in 2002, Mr. Kubo worked for a furniture & shop equipment maker. Mr. Kubo worked on the product-designing of building hardware, shop equipment/xtures and also he was engaged in a wide range of soft designing of showrooms, product brochures and websites before establishing Kubo Design Studio in 2015.