UKB chair by Base 10 Furniture on Island Atelier
Designed by Jennifer Yoko Olson, the UKB chair by Base 10 Furniture is a mix of traditional Japanese craftsmanship and relaxed and refined contemporary lifestyle. Its minimalist silhouette and precise alignments are made possible only through the intricacy of hand-cut joinery. The broad radius and clean lines pay homage to Streamline architecture and the sweeping horizontal landscape of Los Angeles, where Base 10 Furniture is located.

The idea for the UKB chair started with a trip made by Base 10 Furniture's founder Joshua Friedman to Japan in 2017. Together with Olson, a New York-based industrial designer born and raised in Tokyo, they visited a series of master craftsmen, touring studios and observing techniques. Olson approached the project with a clear goal: to design a chair whose form expressed the unique possibilities and personality of Japanese joinery. This tradition, developed over centuries, creates enduring structures without the use of any hardware, relying instead on the perfect alignment of wooden joints. The geometries of the UKB chair are intentionally unforgiving to highlight the precision of this craft. Friedman's hand-cut joinery, completely invisible from the exterior, provides hidden strength that makes the surprisingly spare structure of the chair possible.

UKB chair by Base 10 Furniture on Island Atelier
UKB chair by Base 10 Furniture on Island Atelier
UKB chair by Base 10 Furniture on Island Atelier
UKB chair by Base 10 Furniture on Island Atelier
UKB chair by Base 10 Furniture on Island Atelier
UKB chair by Base 10 Furniture on Island Atelier
UKB chair by Base 10 Furniture on Island Atelier
UKB chair by Base 10 Furniture on Island Atelier
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