It is versatile in part because it’s functional, in part because it was created in different shapes and heights, and also because the top comes in several finishes: different types of marble, oak and also a “soft touch” nanotechnology treatment with a particularly pleasant feel. Round or square, available in different heights, it completes the corner of the living room dedicated to relaxation or reading.
WOODEN TOP: black MDF (class E1, CARB P2 / TSCA Title VI certi-
fied), veneered in smoked oak or natural oak with knots, finished
with transparent water-based or solvent-based coating.
TOP IN FENIX NTM®: black MDF (class E1, CARB P2 / TSCA Title
VI certified) covered with Fenix NTM® nanotechnology surface,
matt black ‘soft touch’.
TOP IN MARBLE: white Carrara marble, Calacatta Oro, Pietra d’A-
vola, Grey Stone or Valentine Grey, treated with water repellent
products. Lower reinforcement made of fibreglass mesh, embed-
ded in epoxy resins.
COMPOSITE WORKTOPS: MDI composite
Kensaku Oshiro was born in Okinawa, Japan, in 1977. After gaining a Master’s degree in Industrial Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan in 1999, he began working with various studios until 2004, when he joined the design team at Lissoni Associati where he worked until mid-2012. In June 2012, Kensaku moved to London to join BarberOsgerby studio.
In June 2015, Kensaku established his own studio in Milan. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and competitions and has obtained a range of prestigious international awards, like: EDIDA – Young Designer Talent by Japan Edition (2016), Cristalplant + Poliform design contest – FIRST PRIZE (2012), Gandia Blasco 7th outdoor design contest – FIRST PRIZE (2012), Young&Design – SPECIAL MENTION (2012), Infiniti design De-contest – FIRST PRIZE (2012), IF Design Award (2009), Red Dot Award (2008), EDIDA – Young Designer Talent by France Edition (2006), Design Report Award at Salone Satellite Milano – FIRST PRIZE (2006).
Kensaku Oshiro works with Boffi, De Padova, Gan, Glas Italia, Kristalia, Ligne Roset, Poltrona Frau, Viccarbe and Zanotta.