Japanse Easy chair, model T-5510, in oak and fabric by Katsuo Mutsumura from the 1960s. Katsuo Matsumura, one of Japan's top furniture designers, created the T-5510 easy chair in 1968 for Tendo Mokko. This piece shows his speciality in designing chairs that fit the Japanese way of life such as six bentwood slats that support the back gently and a low seat originally intended to be used in tatami mats. The frame is made of sturdy plywood and its seating is reupholstered in a blueish and grey woven fabric. When you take a closer look at the material you will also notice small hints of orange worked up by single treads in the seatings.
This piece fits neatly in various settings thanks to its sleek, elegant appearance and the comforting quality of the wood. You can tell that this chair aged very well, bearing in mind its age. The frame shows just a few marks and the upholstery is intact.