One satisfies oneself with little and in particular with essential objects : this is the art of simplicity. Here, in this reclining armchair, minimal beauty is commensurate with perfection. Volumes follow on from functions, as demonstrated by the lumbars and headrest. The base is folded over itself. Takeuchi has designed everything, right down to the very least detail. This obliged us to invent new gluing techniques, particularly with regard to the headrest. The finish, along with the comfort, attest to the perfection of the design.
In the Japanese home, one grows up in a peaceful atmosphere, as much in the colours, the lines of the walls and the flow of traffic through the home, as in the role played by each object. Here, disconnection from material, superficial reigns supreme.
of seat. Structure of armrests and back in
soldered tubing clad in injected foam. Armrests
and structure clad in 110g/m² polyester quilting.
Metal base finished in Epoxy satin black lacquer
or satin-finish chrome. For the armchair, the
rotating base is linked to a mechanism which
enables the armchair to tip. Footstool base is
COMFORT : Both seat and back are composed
of high resilience polyurethane Bultex foam (38
kg/m3 – 3.6 kPa) and (36 kg/m3 – 2.8 kPa) and
clad in 110g/m² polyester quilting.
MAKING-UP : 3 mm bourrelet stitch on seat and
back. Covers are not removable.
LOW TABLE : Fixed base identical to that of the
footstool – metal finished in Epoxy satin black
lacquer or satin-finish chrome. Top in black or
white marble-effect ceramic stoneware.
Born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1977, Milan-based Keiji Takeuchi graduated with a bachelor in product design in New Zealand where he moved when he was only 15 years old and he also did his scholar study at ENSCI / Les Ateliers in Paris.
Since 2005 he has been a member and a designer at Naoto Fukasawa Design ltd. After working at Fukasawa’s office in Tokyo for 7 years, he moved to Milan and set up Fukasawa’s European satellite office.
In 2014, Takeuchi started freelancing in addition to working for Fukasawa. During the same year, Takeuchi was selected by Giulio Cappellini as one of a few upcoming designers, and in 2015 Cappellini invited him to work on an installation project for an Italian natural stone company: Antolini at KBIS Las Vegas. Later in the year, Takeuchi established KEIJI TAKEUCHI SRLS.
Today Takeuchi is collaborating with various international brands such as Amorim, Boffi, De Padova, Living Divani, Geiger / Hermanmiller, Ichendorf and others.
2016 EDIDA Young Japanese Talent by Elle Deco Japan.
2018 EDIDA Boffi Floe washbasin receievd the Best in bathroom by Elle Deco Japan.
2017 Jury member for Singapore Design Award
2018 Jury member for the master product design program a ECAL in Switzerland.
2018 Jury member for Identity Design Award in Dubai.
2019 Jury member for Singapore Design Award