Kiri Cabinets by Diez Office for Meetee

Updated: Dec 8, 2019

This collection of wooden cabinets was driven by curiosity of designers for Japanese craftsmanship and a deep friendship with Meetee’s art director Jin Kuramoto. They started this very special collaboration with Meetee in the summer of 2016 during a camping trip on the Izu Islands.

In Japan, paulownia is a type of wood also known as the “princess tree”. It was once customary to plant a paulownia when a baby girl was born, so that it could later be crafted into a dresser as a wedding present when she married.

Paulownia continues to be used for traditional kimono storage furniture due to its humidity balancing features, its ultra-lightness and stability.

The cabinets are made in variety of sizes and colors and could be placed on floor or hung on the wall.

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