Karimoku Furniture was founded in 1940. Karimoku accumulated wood processing and painting techniques by subcontracting various wood products, including the manufacture of spinning machines and piano keys that required advanced woodworking techniques. In 1962, Karimoku began producing and selling furniture of its own brand. Today, the company owns four material factories, seven manufacturing factories, 28 sales bases, 26 showrooms, and one overseas sales corporation. Karimoku has developed a unique and unparalleled system spanning everything from the procurement of materials to production and sales. While introducing large-scale advanced production facilities, Karimoku remains focused on the pursuit of its original concept of “high-tech and high-touch, made in Japan”, so that it can fully demonstrate the skill and sensibility of its craftsmen. Currently, Karimoku is the leading manufacturer of wooden furniture in Japan and is steadily promoting its development in overseas markets.
Manufacturer Karimoku Furniture INC.
Location Aichi, JAPAN
Hiroshi Kato – Vice President
” HIGH TECH and HIGH TOUCH “
Karimoku is a word made up of two Japanese words — “Kari”, short for “Kariya”, a name of the Japanese town in which the company was founded, and “Moku”, short for “Mokuzai” meaning “Wood” in Japanese. So you might say that the company name summarizes our identity. I love it because it contains my home- town and my favourite material, wood.
Quality as high as possible. We would like to make wooden furniture to which customers become strong- ly attached. To make furniture from wood, we use trees that take between 50 to 100 years to grow. We always keep that in mind and are humble about what we do. We want to make furniture that last; that will be used and loved for more than a hundred years.
As Japan’s leading manufacturer of wooden furniture, Karimoku proudly uphold a steady focus on quality. It’s a subtle rebellion against the trend-driven, inspired by the durable ways of nature, and composed entirely of materials that patinate and possess timeless beauty.