“Prime Minister’s Prize” at “26th New Design Competition”
*“smart-Living co.,ltd”awarded(group company)

Basic forms and the elegance characteristic to the pure design lends to an understated impression

The brand concept is “less is more”. There are riches to be found in sparsity. It means that something can be regarded as supreme precisely because it is minimal. Japanese spaces have always been about “less is more”. For instance, at a sushi restaurant is arranged as a case containing the fish, a counter, a chopping board, a knife, a hand towel, and nothing else. A sense of beauty and richness can be appreciated in this arrangement. Japanese style is not about filling rooms or decorating gaudily, it is about simple spaces and a simple lifestyle. The attractive appearance and aroma of hinoki cypress enriches one’s spirit. The aroma of hinoki cypress has a relaxing effect, and the wood is noted for its antibacterial effect. This series of furniture exhibits thoughtful design using stylish hinoki.
The essence of Japanese livingware is distilled in this range of furniture that is suitable for all your private living spaces, such as the entrance hall, living room and dining room. The “IKI” brand name contains the desires to express pride in the hinoki cypress as a Japanese tree and to convey the sophisticated living culture of Japan.

IKI Series

[Material: hinoki cypress from Kumamoto prefecture]
We take high-grade cypress with few knots and further sort it, using only the highest quality hinoki cypress. Hinoki cypress has astonishing properties that help to create a luxury sleeping space.
– The aroma can help to alleviate sleep disorders. – Cypress prevents mould and wards off mites. It is also antibacterial. – As a construction material, it offers world-class durability.


[Factories: Okawa, Fukuoka prefecture, and an out-of-town factory]
Our skilled craftsmen build our furniture carefully, checking everything by hand at every stage of production. The city of Okawa in Fukuoka prefecture has been renowned as Japan’s top furniture-making town for over 480 years, and the craftsmen from there create wonderful objects for us with proficient skill, judging the character of the hinoki cypress as they go.