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Japan House, London

Case Study

The Brief

Opened on 22 June 2018, Japan House London provides visitors with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Japan's rich culture, art, design, cuisine and technology. Spread over three floors of a revitalised art deco building on London’s Kensington High Street, the new location joins Japan Houses in Los Angeles and Sao Paolo as part of a global initiative led by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Japan House London looks to showcase the best of what Japan has to offer beyond stereotypes. Inside, visitors can find a restaurant, auditorium, library, retail space, temporary exhibition gallery and events facilities. From architecture to floral design, gastronomy to performing arts - Japan House London's vibrant calendar of events and activities are complemented by the crisp, minimalist and monochromatic interiors. The perfect backdrop for magnificent ceramics, bonsai and performers alike, almost every aspect of Japan House London has been sourced from across Japan.

Our Solution

This is why KI's Opt4 high density stacking chairs were the perfect addition to the facility's multifunctional space and library. Designed by Taku Kumazawa and made in Japan from 85-100% recycled materials, these elegant chairs are comfortable and very light, weighing just 4.5kg each. This makes them easy to move around, link together in rows, and stack when not in use - ideal for additional seating in the lower ground floor's auditorium space.

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