José Lévy Utilizes Traditional Tatami Mats as The Exterior to His Furniture

By: Misel Saban - Jul 13, 2016
References: joselevy.fr & dezeen
Designer José Lévy turns to traditional Japanese tatami mats for inspiration behind his latest furniture collection called, Moving Tatami range. The line of moveable features cupboards, cabinets and couches adorned with tatami mats as the exterior lining as a way to elevate the floor decor piece into a more functional element in the home.

The Moving Tatami range includes an array of chairs and shelves designed to be opulent and dramatic with a cubistic design element. The pastel-colored tatami mats adorn the exterior of the furniture pieces while a shiny black finish coats the inside. The designs are sleek and minimal while the use of the tatami mats adds a traditional element that references Japanese artwork and ideograms. The pieces opt for geometric forms that are angular and modern.