A collection of minimalist furniture originally designed for a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Following the success of the Karimoku case study 06, the redesign of the Michelin-starred ÄNG restaurant in Tvååker, Sweden, the Japanese furniture brand has launched the Restaurang ÄNG furniture collection. The range comprises bespoke products designed by Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa specifically for the restaurant. Now, design lovers can bring the minimalist furniture pieces into their home. Created in collaboration with the chef and kitchen staff of ÄNG, the designs come in different sizes and finishes. They provide the perfect blend of elegantly simple style and function, while ensuring guests at the restaurant enjoy a comfortable and memorable culinary experience.

The collection comprises a round dining table, a 2-seater sofa, a coffee table, and a bar trolley. All items feature clean lines and simple geometric forms. Designed by Keiji Ashizawa, the A-DT03 dining table takes inspiration from European fine dining culture. It features a circular top and wide, fin-like legs arranged in a diagonal pattern. Norm Architects designed the N-CC02 sofa, the N-CT02 coffee table and the N-T01 bar trolley. While the sofa features a curved frame and soft upholstery, the coffee table boasts cubic volumes. Finally, the bar trolley references umbrella and shoe racks from Japanese temples. This design features contrasting joinery colors as well as a tactile paperbraid handle.

Made from Japanese oak, the furniture comes in natural, smoked oak, or grain matte black finishes. Designed for Karimoku by Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa, the ÄNG furniture collection is available online from January 2023, from the brand’s official online store and Karimoku dealers worldwide. Photography © Norm Architects.

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