The Tatamu stool combines robustness with a thin and light-weight material, while being intuitive to use.
We are TATAMU
We design flexible, adaptable, reusable furniture that is a joy to use.
By 2050 two thirds of the earth population will live in cities. The main inspiration behind Tatamu is to provide flexible furniture for people whose space is limited or moving to new apartments frequently. During the design of the Tatamu stool we aimed to create an intuitive furniture that combines robustness with an ultrathin shape.
After developing the main idea of the chair, we worked closely with our manufacturer. Many detail tests and five distinct prototypes later, we could manage to make the foldable stool easily operable while retaining its strength. All Tatamu Stools are made in a traditional Japanese furniture workshop. Every single piece is hand built by dedicated craftsmen from start until finish, paying utmost attention to detail.
With 5.5 kilograms total weight, the stool is easily transportable. Measuring only 4 centimeters when folded, makes it possible to stack several of them in extremely narrow niches. When unfolded, it reaches the optimal seating height of 43cm.
The Tatamu stool is:
You can choose from a wide range of materials to match the style of your own space: from dark walnut to simple plywood, white ash, or a variety of high quality fabrics.
Tatamu is for everyone who’s ideas are bigger than their room.