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Hara Design Makes Japanese-Style Dining More Appealing to Americans

By: Michael Hines - Published: Mar 7, 2011 • References: hara-design.co.jp and dornob
Hara Design is attempting to lower the height of the dinner table with its Japanese-inspired dining room furniture. Hara Design's collection consists of short tables and legless chairs, designed to make the authentic Japanese eating experience a little more comfortable.

The Western-style dining room furniture is often extremely lavish and made out of a high-quality wood. Hara Design's collection focuses more on comfort and tradition rather than flash. The addition of the legless chairs is truly a great touch. I've often wondered what it would be like to have a meal on the ground, but the though of eating on my knees scared me away from ever actually trying it. Hara Design's legless chairs are eye-catching and comfortable, two things that should help Westerners (myself included) get over the culture shock of eating on the floor.