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Twisted paper cords: Celebrating Japanese craftsmanship with KOYORI

Twisted paper cords: Celebrating Japanese craftsmanship with KOYORI

Twisted paper cords: Celebrating Japanese craftsmanship with KOYORI

Boutique supplier of luxury furniture SeehoSu has added another staple of sophisticated Japanese aesthetics to their Australian offering: KOYORI.

SeehoSu is known for its keen eye for quality design, partnering with renowned international brands such as Maruni Wood Industry of Japan, Tala Lighting (UK), AGO Lighting (Korea), and molo. Now, KOYORI joins the list of leading contemporary brands represented exclusively by SeehoSu in Australia.

The KOYORI brand was launched in 2022 and quickly gained international attention for its mastery of Japanese furniture-making techniques such as ply bending. The initial collection was designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Gamfratesi.

KOYORI stands for ‘twisted paper cords’ and is the main material used in Mizuhiki. Mizuhiki is an ancient Japanese art form of decorative knot tying. Mizuhiki dates back to Japan’s Asuka period and is traditionally used to wrap gifts or decorate envelopes given out on significant occasions such as births, weddings, or funerals.

KOYORI honours Japanese traditions and design to provide quality furniture and interior accessories backed by the diligence, passion and devotion of individual craftsmen. Their products offer new levels of delight and functionality to everyday lives, as well as a contemporary window into the outstanding heritage and aesthetics of Japanese craftsmanship. Characterised by elegance, restraint and subtle beauty, KOYORI products are honed with a delicate perfectionism that ensures every piece is unique.

The KOYORI range features bespoke future classics such as the Miau collection: an elegant fusion of strength and form that uses precise cuts and high-precision joining techniques to create balance like no other.

The Kawara armchair, designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, celebrates Japanese furniture-making prowess – a masterpiece of carefully moulded ply bending which creates unique movement and curved forms. The Musubi Chair features elegantly sculpted wood components with a seamless, sculptural design achieved by a combination of wood bending and advanced 5-axis NC cutting techniques to create a subtle, minimalistic allure.

Art Directing Advisor Jasper Morrison and co-designer Sebastian Fehr have carefully curated KOYORI’s brand identity from the very beginning.

Under their careful hands, KOYORI has grown to become a powerhouse of Japanese design and manufacturing techniques, representing lifestyle products of the highest quality which articulate the passion and skill behind Japan’s greatest design minds – over the course of centuries all the way through to today.

KOYORI is available in Australia exclusively through SeehoSu. Explore the rest of the curated range today.




Juliet Taylor is one of the leading content writers for Indesign Media Asia Pacific where she publishes weekly research articles across multiple platforms. She graduated from the Australian National University in 2021, with a strong portfolio of academic writing as well as writing for entertainment. Her specialty is in media and philosophy, though she shares a passion for interior design with the Indesign Media conglomerate. Her work with Indesign Media covers a broad range of subjects including interior design trends, architectural advancements, materials and the evolution of modern construction, products and processes for a healthier home, and the proper care of flora. Juliet writes for both residential and commercial audiences and over the past year working with Indesign Media has produced research articles in the hundreds for architects and interior design enthusiasts alike.