Floor Furnitures: Japan-Style Dining Room Tables & Chairs


Sitting on (or nearly on) the floor is a tradition that has gradually made its way around the world, and as this contemporary dining collection illustrates: the aesthetic has evolved as the idea has traveled.

In fact, if one were to add some legs to these chairs – or take the table outside of a dinner setting – it would be difficult to say these sets were anything but European, despite being made by modern Japanese furniture company Hara.?Curved and simply-carved wood backs bring Prairie School and other forms of Early Modernism to mind, while optional armrests make conventional extensions.

Cloth backs and floor cushions ease a diner into the experience, while curved surface edges along the length of the table are also a bit more forgiving should one have trouble slipping down and under to begin with.

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