Sofas and Armchair

Dimensions
Sofa: W1900 × D710 × H670 × SH340
Armchair: W1200 × D710 × H670 × SH340

Material
Laminated wood with lacquer finish, Washi material of DAIKEN on the surface.
Black: Blasswood plywood, melamine plywood with polyurethane black specular paint finish.
Natural: Ash wood, ash plywood polyurethane clear paint finish

Moving Tatami is a collection of ideograms forming a reinterpretation of the ancient art of tatami. The French designer José Lévy defies visual codes and materials, raising washitsu elements from the ground giving shape to a unique range of light and elegant furniture. In contrast to the standardised modern vintage art of living, José Levy is a breath of fresh air adding exoticism to his personal nostalgia. Consistently understated chic expressed through cherished minimalism.

The particular sensitivity with which José Levy designs all of his creations can be sensed; his obsession to make us see and feel quite freely. Cocoon armchairs, little asymmetrical side tables with one side delightfully curving downwards. The matt tatami contrasts with the gloss lacquer and the waxed wood. This in-depth and respectful knowledge of Japanese culture is always apparent. This is one of the important reasons why Daiken requested him to design the collection. He is a very precious designer who has both deep knowledge of Japanese culture and beautiful senses of French. The collection can be combined as desired and comprises tables, seats and functional, discrete storage. The modular storage cabinet placed on its base recalls Charlotte Perriand’s Asian experiments combining functional geometrical meticulousness and traditional materials. Perriand chose bamboo, and Lévy tatami. He beautifully assumes this status of interior designer steeped in pre and post-war, but resolutely contemporary culture.