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Chair DAO Black/Natural Oak

by Shin Azumi

Estimated Ship Date On or Before 08/15


The DAO chair was created by Japanese designer Shin Azumi in 2015 for COEDITION. The shape finds its roots in traditional Scandinavian design merged with the designer's Japanese sensibility. The minimalist back panel, the curved seat and the sleek and elegant metal structure form a beautiful and unique combination for this chair that comes in 3 variants: black lacquered metal with seat in natural oak, white lacquered metal with seat in natural oak or black lacquered metal with seat in black oak veneer on plywood. Due to the outwardly extended armrest, the back legs are able to slide between the seat and frame, allowing the chairs to stack. The Dao chair is part of a collection which also includes a barstool.

COEDITION is curating a collection of modern and creative French furniture from internationally acclaimed designers, with a focus on quality and know-how. The collections are made in Italy in state of the art factories. They are the result of exhaustive research, meticulous and diligent development and technical innovations. The products all share the characteristics of effortless sophistication. They are suitable for residential and commercial projects. Notable examples include the New Eiffel Tower chair designed for the Gustave Eiffel Pavilion and the Scala collection designed for the Rivea restaurant by Alain Ducasse in Las Vegas.

Chair DAO Black/Natural Oak by Shin Azumi for COEDITION
- Modern minimalist design
- Stackable chair
- Black metal structure and Natural Oak seat
- H 31.5" x W 22" x D 19.6"
- Minimum order quantity 2
- Made in Italy


1 box (2 Chairs) 24"x22"x39"
H 31.5" W 22" D 19.5"


Shin Azumi
Shin Azumi

Shin Azumi is a Japanese designer, born in 1965 in Kobe. He runs his own design studio in London “Studio A”. The design of Shin Azumi is characterized by clear and essential lines, seeking the perfect balance between idea, function, aesthetics and interactivity. Studio A’ s philosophy: “Observation is always the key to development. [...] After the distillation of the idea, the end result is often purified as a simple solution. [...] Functionality is the key to increasing the longevity of a design’s life. We look at physical functionality as well as the effect of psychological functionality. A design is complete when it is used by people.[...] Providing satisfactory, interactive quality is key to a successful design. We always try to create a maximum effect from a minimum solution.” His work is recognized throughout the world. He won multiple design awards, including several times the Good Design Award, JIDPO, Japan.