JIDA Museum Selection vol.23


Product ネットベンチ
Model number
Manufacturer 共和鋼業株式会社
kyowakogyo Co.,Ltd
Designer 倉本 仁
Pioneer spirit
Social performance
Technology innovation
生活領域/Living areas
事業領域/Business areas
公共領域/Public areas

(解説/倉本 仁)
2021年11月発売 ¥365,400〜(税抜き)


(審査委員/谷村 秀)


Based in the crafts and factory town of Higashi.saka, rhombic wire mesh manufacturer Kyowakogyo appointed a designer to plan, develop, and manufacture products using their wire mesh. Rhombic wire mesh sees a great deal of use for fences and rockfall protection nets. Despite being made of metal, it is characterized by its softness, warm familiarity, and weight. For this project, wire mesh was employed to realize an idea of modular outdoor furniture that allows users to enjoy these analog features. The seat made partially transparent from its wire mesh construction looks delicate and sharp at first glance. However, it bends softly to support the body that sits on it. The inherent characteristics of manufactured rhombic wire mesh realized a modular bench that can be adjusted to any length best befitting its purpose and setting.
(Description / KURAMOTO Jin) Launch Year / 2021


This is how professionals should work: the maker must have a sincere attitude and elegant flexibility towards the material, and the designer must work closely with the maker embracing the situation and passion to embody the project. Needless to say, the beautiful appearance of this wire mesh bench is proof of the successful combination. The development project is from Higashi.saka which is known for its long history and the number of businesses. It has the potential to produce excellent products, and we look forward to future developments.
(Selection Committee / TANIMURA Shigeru)