We are so proud to introduce our first and only furniture brand in the shop. It is a Japanese brand that deserves lots of love and excitement. Especially, if you appreciate minimal aesthetics, natural textures and function. Ariake collaborates with top Scandinavian designers like Norm Architects, Anderssen & Voll and Staffan Holm.

This fresh new take on minimalism that combines Scandinavian style and design with Japanese traditional sophistication and elegance is a new rising interior trend called Japandi – Japanese and Scandinavian fusion.

Like in Japanese and Scandinavian design cultures the core of Japandi is in minimalism and simplicity of clean lines, design and craftsmanship.

Shop Ariake

The story

Named after the Ariake Sea in southern Japan, Ariake means dawn in Japanese and symbolises a new beginning for the two manufacturers Hirata Chair and Legnatec, both located in the Morodomim Saga Prefecture of Japan.

The two factories together have more than 100 years of experience, with the production of inventory according to the proud Japanese carpentry techniques and traditions. All in the finest woods, and dyed in typical Japanese colours.

With the belief that strong work relations are the foundation of a good product, international furniture designers, art directors, photographers, carpenters and craftsmen were gathered in 2016 for a workshop. Despite language barriers, they had to live, eat, work and stay together. This created collective energy, mutual understanding and trust, which have been a factor in defining the brand’s soul and creating products in the best craftsmanship, inspired by the Japanese culture.


The designers

Ariake present’s a 30-piece collection made from oak, ash, hinoki, cedar, leather, paper cord, cotton canvas, upholstery and unique finishes such as sumi and indigo dye. Each piece is crafted in Morodomi, with furniture designs by Anderssen & Voll, Gabriel Tan, Keiji Ashizawa, Norm Architects, Shin Azumi, Staffan Holm, Zoe Mowat, Studio MK27, branding by AnnerPerrin and photography by Sebastian Stadler