Raft Sofa is a minimalist sofa created by Tokyo-based designer Keiji Ashizawa for Ariake. Formed in 2005 by Keiji Ashizawa, following ten years working experience in both architecture and steel fabrication, the studio now comprises of seven staff members each bringing unique skills to the team. Through logical thinking and open-mindedness, the studio presents works of ‘honest’ design – simple yet refined, thoughtful and of a light manner – derived naturally through the process of attempting to maximize the potential of each material and its function. The combination of materials and detail tell a story, with inherent richness in the subtly. The sofa is characterized by an extended volume that can be made with either a wooden surface or an upholstered cushion.

Photography by Sebastian Stadler

View more works by Keiji Ashizawa