Lounge Chair is a minimal chair created by Japan-based designer Koichi Futatsumata. The Kanagawa Prefectural Library, designed by Kunio Maekawa and opened in 1954, has unveiled new lounge chairs for its main building that pay tribute to the old library. These chairs, designed to be “a chair for relaxing and reading,” have a playful design that is meant to encourage leisurely reading. The single back leg extending from the center to the back helps create a relaxing atmosphere, and the chairs are made of 100mm wide solid wood to withstand years of use in a public library. The simple design, using only the same material, aims to create a comfortable space where visitors can fully immerse themselves in their reading. These lounge chairs are intended to become a memorable and iconic part of the library experience.
Photography by Daisuke Shima