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Sho Ota

In his newest collection Surfaced, Sho Ota plays with our perception of tables and stools. We often think of them as a simple, flat surface elevated off the ground. This top surface, the seat or the tabletop, is our main bodily encounter with the objects and is regarded as the main face for their function.

In light of this idea, Sho Ota assembled various pieces of wood together in different dynamic and structural compositions. He proceeded to carve out just enough of a surface necessary to give a recognisable function to the objects.

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