Okinawa by Way of Oslo

What is the pro tip I sometimes teach? Combos. At Yanko we have people from Los Angeles, Minnesota, Australia, Mumbai, Tokyo, and more! So you know we’re all about the globalization combos. This particular table “1 to 4” by Australian born Chicago resident Leon Fitzpatrick makes use of Nordic elements and Japanese design style. Who wouldn’t want to sit at a table with the Japanese low-set proportion and the Nordic material balance? It is just… it’s just globalizationriffic!

This lovely white and woodgrain table takes tips from more than just the Nordic and Asian cultures, it tastes the rainbow with naturetastic tastebuds, as you can see on the board below. It also breaks down into simple pieces for easy transport.

Although it is a little hard to see from these pictures, the center area there converts into a light, promoting centralized conversation amongst the four seats. Lovely, yes?

Designer: Leon Fitzpatrick


  • corey says:

    Where are you suppose to put your legs!?!

    • Nowwer says:

      It’s a Japanese-style table, you kneel or cross your legs. Kinda tough for somone who isn’t used to it…

  • matt says:

    your top rendering is nice, but there is no clear definition of a part-line going through the center of the seats, therefore not convincing me at all that these are “easy to break down for travel.”

    plus i definitely agree about where to put your legs, its unclear.

  • Ujwal says:

    Very breakthroughs there..but love the Japanese style..clean and pleasing design

  • okinawa says:

    Wow, those rock. Great job on the design

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