Matsuoka

The Matsuoka family has been hand-crafting furniture on the Japanese island of Honshu for generations.

For almost 150 years, they've followed the wabi-sabi way: to celebrate the understated and strip away non-essential elements. Matsuoka make furniture from exotic timbers, stone or metal with a simplicity of form and subdued colour. Textural contrast pits smooth against rough, light against dark and matte against gloss.

The company collaborates with renowned designers and two significant collections have been conceived by Australian Christian Lyon, an alliance that interweaves Eastern sensibilities with a Western influence, and highlights crafts such as marquetry, parquetry and inlay.

Pieces are geometric in form – a dramatic showcase of traditional skills and contemporary thinking. They explore the luxury of living simply and with purity of purpose.