The Naya stool was crafted in 1974 by Isao Komatsu (1915-2000) in a barn, that in Japanese is called Naya. This is how the name of the stool came to be. After retiring as a teacher, he began making furniture and Japanese wooden masks called Bicchu Kagura. These masks originates from Shinto ritual and was used to pray for a good harvest, family safety, and fortune.
Authentic beauty rounded by the Japanese tradition of simplicity and function
The Naya Stool is a unique product of Japanese furniture making traditions. Timeless and modern, the original design reflects visual simplicity and physical persistence. Crafted in European beech with a raw sanded finish, the stool is characterised by a circular seat carved in one piece of solid beech. The seat is supported by slightly splayed and curved legs providing unwavering sturdiness making it suitable for diverse practical functions in the home.
THE FORGOTTEN STOOL
In 2020 the Naya Stool was found in the attic of Komatsu's barn hiding among lots of lumber. After he passed away, the stool had spend almost two decades being forgotten.
Iconic, simple, and uncomplicated design - beauty for everyday life
The Naya stool is never in the way. Its tiny yet comfortable surface ensures that there is always room for you and your creative flow. The Naya stool serves multiple purposes and is easy to use in different settings and purposes. It serves perfectly as a side table for a glass of water or whatever small items you need within reach, as a decorative and sculptural design object, or a stool to reach high points. The Naya stool charms with functional and elegant design for everyday use.