The Dodai Bench is at Once Simple and Intricate

 - Jan 28, 2013
References: petermarigold & contemporist
The Dodai Bench is at once simple and intricate. Made out of Igusa, a type of woven grass, and Hiba, wood from a Japanese cypress, it sports a uniform colorway that gives it a minimalistic touch. Nevertheless, the carved details and mat-like surface of the Dodai Bench heightens the basic aesthetics for a piece of furniture that is worthy of being displayed at the exhibition Simple Vision, which is coordinated by Japan Creative.

Designed by Peter Marigold and manufactured by Japanese furniture company Hinoki Kogei, the Dodai Bench was created using a single log that was cut in half. Expertly fashioned, the woven grass mat that lays on top of the wood can be pulled back to reveal storage underneath.