Elegantly asymmetrical, Awa Outdoor is a versatile object, a service table to be placed wherever a support surface is needed. Its plastic shape exploits the properties of Cristalplant®, a refined and sensual material, equipped with a soft touch surface, but at the same time resistant and extremely practical, to be used both indoors and outdoors.
A sculptural project by Naoto Fukasawa: the small table Awa is a versatile object that can be used as a base for a lot of things. Base and top are integrated: aesthetically, it’s the epitome of essential elegance. Awa is made with a technologically advanced material, a special blend of white Cristalplant® that ensures it can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Its particular surface is very soft, similar to natural stone.
Top and base-frame
(natural mineral filler of phosphate of aluminium with polyester acrylate resin)
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Always devoted to achieving simplicity and beauty, Naoto Fukasawa designs products for numerous internationally prestigious brands, as well as collaborating as designer and consultant for many major Japanese companies. His creativity embraces very different sectors, from precision electronic equipment to furniture and interior design.
In his career as designer he has received important awards and many of his works are part of the permanent collections of museums such as the MoMa in New York, the Victoria and Albert Musuem in London and the Designmuseum Danmark. In 2007, the UK Royal Society of Arts awarded him the title of Honorable Royal Designer for Industry. In 2017, he became a member of the Loewe Craft Prize jury. He is a professor in the Integrated Design department at Tama Art University. In 2006, he established the “Super Normal” project with Jasper Morrison.
Since 2021 he is curator of The Japan Folk Crafts Museum in Tokyo. Fukasawa has co-authored with the photographer Tamotsu Fujii the volume The Outline -The Unseen Outline of Things, published by Hachette Fujingaho, and released the book Naoto Fukasawa published by Phaidon Press. In Spring 2018, he released his second book with Phaidon Press Naoto Fukasawa: Embodiment.