Furniture Series designed with care for the environment and for the people
“OBUSUMA” is a furniture series made with wood from Hanno area in Saitama prefecture in Japan which is known as “Nishikawa Wood”. Rika Kawato, together with a community workshop called “Obusuma Fukushikai” where people with disabilities work, and a furniture designer Toru Takamura aimed to make an attractive furniture series using Japanese cypress and Japanese cedar from the area. This furniture series will be produced in Obusuma Fukushikai. In Japan, people who work in a community workshop often get a very low salary. The purpose of this project is to bring joy and more profit to these people who work heartily everyday.