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Who is Yoshihara Furniture Co?

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Hand made furniture in Seattle, Wa

Ideation

Over the course of interning for YFCO I developed an understanding of their brand language. Using these insights I began my ideation process. For a design language best characterized as mid century modern, I drew inspiration from the cage structure of other lights of that era.

 

Materials and Methods

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Walnut veneer and 3/16th" plywood were used for this project. Reflecting on YFCO's brand language, walnut was chosen as the main material. The plywood offered a laser cut-able base structure that would be used for the cage.

The veneer was cut to optimize the maximum yield from the material during manufacturing.

Final Prototype