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shared CNC cut pattern to optimize pieces for both furniture and toys

Our Products Are Designed to Optimize Material Use

A simple and sustainable approach for designing and making modern wooden toys To avoid waste, we utilize what we call “the sushi technique” for our furniture.  The technique is based on our observation of how a sushi chef separates the different cuts of fish by quality, then distributes them into different types of sushi:  the highest quality cut, sashimi, is served as a simple bite-sized slab of fish - alone and beautiful.  The second quality cut goes into nigiri; a nice cut of fish on a bed of rice.  The lowest quality cut is smaller and more irregular in shape so it...

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Diagrams of their Technology

Diagrams of their Technology

Although our company utilizes a lot of digital technology, our finished products are meant to be the antithesis of high-tech electronics where the technology is completely hidden (and somewhat alienating). Instead, our designs are intended to celebrate the way the products are made, and the way they function - sort of like diagrams of their technology. This principle is our most important one and drives the rest of them. 

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