Ariake is a furniture brand founded by Legnatec and Hirata Chair, two factories from the furniture producing town of Morodomi in Saga prefecture, Japan. Named after the Ariake Sea in Southern Japan, Ariake means daybreak in Japanese. It symbolizes a new chapter for the two factories as they embark on a collaboration with international designers.
The new Japanese furniture brand Ariake, presents its first range inside a crumbling Stockholm embassy, in an exhibition called A Quiet Reflection. A dilapidated building, once used an embassy for Mexico, showcased Ariake inaugural collection during Stockholm Design Week 2018.
Ariake belief is that strong working relationships are the foundation of good products. Furniture is made for social situations where people live, work and eat together.
They present 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 and Studio MK27.