What kind of things are being made as part of the 'Ichiro-Iro' project?

The 'Ichiro-Iro' project offers 'tools for the real you' to create a lifestyle crafted to your personality, giving you a space purely your own to use in everyday living.

When the surface color gets worn over time, the color of the layer under appears.
The new type of koloro-stools are made with interior fabrics named "tambourine grande" from the series "dop" released by mina perhonen in 2014. Since "dop" is double-faced moleskin fabric, when the surface gets worn the layer under appears. The vivid 5 colors have exclusively been chosen for ICHIRO by Akira Minagawa, the designer of mina perhonen and TORAFU ARCHITECTS. Things could be stored in back just like other kololo-stools.
"dop"--------The interior fabric named "tambourine grande" from the series "dop" released by mina perhonen in 2014. When the surface gets worn, the layer under appears; purple under pink, grey under yellow, yellow under blue, and grey under indigo.
Designed by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

koloro-stool (mina perhonen 'dop' version)
Size
SH430:W378×D434×SH530 or SH430
Material
lauan plywood, white ash (for legs)
Fabric
mina perhonen "dop"
Color
pink, yellow, blue, grey, indigo

Dollhouse chair by TORAFU ARCHITECTS functions as seating and storage
The playful object split down its middle opens and closes - from chair to dollhouse and storage. Children can play with the dollhouse and stow away their toys within, by shutting the chair closed when playtime is over. It might be a little small for grown-ups, but it could also be used as a chair-shaped storage furniture for storing books and other small articles.
Designed by TORAFU ARCHITECTS (Koichi Suzuno, Alicja Strzyzynska)

dollhouse chair
Size
doll house:W710×D185mm×H540mm
chair:W365×D355×H540mm/SH340mm
Material
White birch Plywood
Finish
natural coating(grain pattern),urethane foam
Color
red and natural (grain pattern)

Simple yet powerful-shaped stools made with tied-up sponge dipped in rubber
Sponge turns into such dynamic furniture just by being tied up and dipped in rubber. These all hand-made products have such strong presence, nevertheless the procedure itself is so simple. Once you sit on it, you would realize how comfortable it feels-the firmness is just right. Architect Jo Nagasaka has created the series of the spongy seats to be used in the lounge of Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam.
Designed by Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects

SHIBARI
Size
#1=W550×D700×H450 #2=W500×D600×H450
*Size applicable depending on how to be tied
Material
urethane foam, rubber coated
Color
Black

Wall bookshelf with a stainless flat bar for both mounting and holding books
Unique display bookshelf to decorate your favorite books on the wall. The product made out of two pieces, a twisted steel bar and a piece of wood, is so simple that it can easily be mounted. First you mount the flat bar on the wall and then insert the piece of wood between the wall and the bar. The bar is to hold the wooden piece as well as books on it. Mounting a few on the wall, or on the door to hang something- the shelf could be used feely just like a tote bag you put your favorite stuff in to go.
Designed by DRILL DESIGN

TOTE
Size
L)W777×D40×H192mm, S)W515×D40×H192mm
Material
white ash, stainless steel
Finish
oil finish
Color
red, yellow, grey

Portable counters made with 9mm plywood
Wooden legs looking like lovely ponies that could turn into a table with a top board on. Could be used as a pedestal for a dining table/ working desk or a stool depending on the size and the material of the top board you choose, whether it's temporary or not. It comes in a set of two legs but doesn't take up much space when stacked.
Designed by Teppei Nomoto / MINGU KIHEI

Plywood Pony
Size
W800×D260×H690mm
Material
lauan plywood, white ash
Finish
oil finish
Color
natural (grain pattern)

Assemble furniture series that can easily be fixed by twisting the prop to 45 degrees
■Shelf
A shelf that could easily be assembled just by twisting the prop to 45 degrees after inserting into a square hole of the shelf board. It could be used either a two or four-story shelf. Co-developed with a design project team "Design Soil" at Kobe Design University.
■Table
A low table from the series "Half Throttle" that can easily be fixed by twisting the prop to 45 degrees just like the shelf from the same series.
Designed by Kodai Iwamoto / Design Soil

Half Throttle_shelf
Half Throttle_table
Size
Shelf W800×D350×H760mm (one shelf) x2
Table Φ450×H450mm(Assembly required)
Material
China plywood, laminate, white ash
Finish
soap finish
Color
White

Stool with a knitted storage bag looks like a kangaroo's pouch
Stools with a knitted storage bag under the seat where you could put things in.
Stacked stools in different colors would be a vivid accent in the room.
Daily storage and extra guest stools- it could be used differently according to the circumstance.
Designed by TAKT PROJECT

Kangaroo Stool
Size
seatΦ340× legsΦ370×H370mm
Material
White birch Plywood
Finish
oil finish
Color
light green, orange, blue

Versatile table that generates communications
Can a table stand with just two legs? The answer is yes, for the three top boards are placed zig-zagly and the legs are mounted firmly.
According to angles of zig-zag, sizes and purposes of the table are variable. The high table would be good for standing work while the middle table would be perfect as a dining/working table seated.
Designed by ENERGY MEET

ZIG ZAG TABLE
Material
Japanese ash
Finish
soap finish
Color
natural (grain pattern)
Size
top board:W1200×D340×H30mmm high table:H940mm, middle table:H720mm

Another floor on the floor
“What is it like to have another floor on the floor? ”- A suggestion for a new type of furniture came from the idea. The floor made with industrial plastic sheet called TRICAL net makes you feel like being on a hammock. By placing plants beneath the floor, you might feel as if lying down in a green field , and sitting on a chair above the floor might feel as if relaxing underwater. The “floor furniture” offers you the magical feeling of partly floating.
Designed by ENERGY MEET

1.06 floor
Size
W2030×D885×H150mm
Material
lauan plywood, melamine resin, TRICAL net (industrial plastic sheet)
Color
white and yellow

Set up and stow away to suit your space: Chabu breathes new life into the traditional "chabudai"
Back in the days when Japan largely sat on the floor, a low table called a chabudai could be found in every home. The chabudai has long served as a multipurpose piece of furniture. Used for meals, it becomes a dining table, and when a guest comes, it is brought out to create an instant living room. Having served its purpose, it can be folded and stood upright, or stored in a cupboard. The chabudai is a versatile item of furniture that can be set up and stowed away to suit the space.
"Chabu" is a low table that offers a fresh take on what has always been the chabudai's greatest advantage ? that the user can bring it out and store it away to suit the space ? but with a contemporary twist. With a new, softer design featuring rounded corners, Chabu complements not just traditional Japanese-style rooms, but any room at all, including modern living rooms. Featherlight, it's a breeze to set up and put away. Chabu is made without nails, using dowel joints, and its construction, in which the legs are fixed to avoid wobbling, follows the time-honored design.
The tabletop comes in four color options ? natural, gray, pink and blue ? to suit the ambiance of the room. Sizes are L and S. L is large enough of course for children to study or play on, and also to be used as an everyday low table, eg as an extra table to bring out when friends call round. The S Chabu can function as an individual tray for dining, for children to use playing house, or perhaps even to take on a picnic with a book and some coffee. The only limit is your imagination.
Designed by Yota Kakuda Design

Chabu
Materials
Japanese linden plywood, top: melamine laminate
Colors
(top) natural, gray, pink, blue
Dimensions
(L) W850×D500×H60, (S) W425×D250×H38mm (folded)
(L) W850×D500×H328, (S) W425×D250×H143mm (open)
Price
(L) ¥29,400, (S) ¥26,250

"bend" ? a mirror to hang on the wall or fold and stand
The "bend" is a mirror that can be hung on the wall, or folded and placed upright on a flat surface. By sandwiching canvas between sheets of plywood as an alternative to metal hinges, the main section of the mirror serves as one large hinge. Grooves cut right to the edge of the canvas are fixed at exactly the right angle for a folding mirror. The mirror returns naturally to its flat state when picked up, a hole for a hook allowing it to be hung on the wall.
The "bend" mirror comes in two sizes: L and S. Designed wide and almost square, the mirror is easy to look in to, and can be used in all sorts of places. Choose from four chic colors: black, dark green, pink and beige. The "bend" is one mirror you'll look forward to facing every morning.
Designed by Shigeki Fujishiro (shigeki fujishiro design)

bend
Materials
Japanese linden plywood, melamine laminate, canvas
Colors
black, dark green, pink, beige
Dimensions
(L) W270×H412×D10, (S) W200×H336×D10mm (used as wall mirror)
(L) W270×H245×D147, (S) W200×H202×D123mm (tabletop use)
Price
(L) ¥10,500, (S) ¥8,400 (tax included)

koloro-wagon can be in wagon by stacking a storage box three.
The koloro-wagon is a mobile wagon made up of three stacking storage boxes. Each box has an L-shaped handle, allowing them to be separated and carried like baskets. Handles can also be stood vertically and fixed inside the boxes as supports for stacking. Wagons come with wooden wheels.
Boxes come in a choice of two color combinations: A (sky blue, white, yellow) and B (dark green, pink, gray). Use different-colored boxes for different purposes to suit your family's needs: children's toys, mom's hobby equipment, dad's documents...
Designed by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

koloro-wagon
Size:W473×D340×H660/H840mm(including handle)
Material:Polyester-topped Plywood, lauan plywood, Ash round bar
Color:A (Sky blue, White, Yellow), B (Dark green, Pink, Gray)

koloro-desk : a place to 'nest' at ease
The koloro-desk has windows in various locations. Its design is that of a small private room, where windows can be opened for a more airy, accessible feel, or closed when you don't want to be disturbed. Lighting, potted plants and such can be added, and there are windows for placing the occasional ornament, hooks for bags, and a cord manager allowing PC use. Arrange the koloro-desk to make a study for Dad, a play area for a child, a hobby space, or whatever you would like it to be.
Designed by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

koloro-desk
Size:W736×D556×H1318/TH700mm
Material:Polyester-topped Plywood, White Ash
Color:Yellow, Sky Blue, White, Pink, Khaki, Navy

koloro-stool complete with storage capacity
Designed to complement the koloro-desk, the koloro-stool is shaped like a vaulting horse.
Underneath the soft cushioned seat is a box for storage ideal for toys and other small miscellaneous items.
Designed by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

koloro-stool
Size: W378×D434×H530 or H430mm
Material : Plywood, White Ash, Fabric
Fabric color:White, Gray, Dark Gray, light Blue, Green Fabric by mina perhonen : fogland,pacific

Schola Desk with storage space under the top
Compact desk with a lid that opens up to reveal storage space, inspired by the English school desk. A no-waste design using a single sheet of plywood.
Designed by Yota Kakuda

Schola Desk
Size: W440×D390×H720mm
Material: Polyester-topped Plywood
Color:Green, Light Gray, Coral Pink, Coral Pink

Schola Stool reminiscent of seat in art classroom
Stool designed to go with the Schola Desk, resembling a seat in a school arts-and-crafts classroom.
Can also be used as a side table.
Designed by Yota Kakuda

Schola Stool
Size: W300×D300×H440
Material: Polyester-topped Plywood
Color : Green, Light Gray, Coral Pink

Dowel-blocks joined by doweling to create multiple shapes
Fun polyester decorative plywood blocks can be joined with doweling to form various shapes ? The only limit is your imagination. Holes on five sides allows the blocks to be connected three-dimensionally in an infinite number of ways.
Designed by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Dowel-blocks
Size : W240×H240×D36(18×2)mm
Material : Polyester-topped Plywood

koloro-stand made using off-cuts from the koloro-desk
Bookstand born out of a desire to make use of polyester decorative plywood offcuts. Comes in nine different models and various color combinations.
Designed by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

koloro-stand
Size:W140×H190×D18mm
Material: Polyester-topped Plywood
Series: One-color:3 types× 4 colors
Two-toned: 6 types× color variations

Colorful patterned polyester decorative plywood koloro-magnets
Magnets made in a multiplicity of patterns and hues from polyester plywood. Combine colors to create unexpected shapes and looks. Use on whiteboards to liven up any office space with vibrant color, or on the fridge: kids will love them!
Designed by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

koloro-magnets
Size: 60×60mm
Material: Polyester-topped Plywood
Series: Grain series : 6 type of combination
Color series : 6 type of combination

Please direct any inquiries to the following. iro@ichirodesign.jp