3. Haniwa

by Jennifer Yoko Olson for Base 10

Offered in natural, or black patinated cherry,
or custom wood species
33.75 x 27.0 x 27.0 in

Designed by Jennifer Yoko Olson for Base 10, the Haniwa chair draws inspiration (and its name) from haniwa ceremonial clay figures of Kofun-period Japan. The clay techniques used at that time required a wide, cylindrical base to support the lighter body above, giving the figures a curious proportion to modern eyes.

The Haniwa chair combines the distinctive charm of these figures with the deceptive strength of wood joinery. Its stout, round legs are topped by airy caning and armrests that seem suspended in midair. 

This graphical interpretation of ancient forms brings unexpected character and comfort to the contemporary living space.