« TenGu » is a desk inspired by Yokai, strange creatures of Japanese folklore in Shintoism. And more particularly as... Read More
« TenGu » is a desk inspired by Yokai, strange creatures of Japanese folklore in Shintoism. And more particularly as its name suggests from the myth of Tengu. These creatures live in legend alongside humans and sometimes have contact with them under certain circumstances. They have appeared throughout history to explain things beyond human comprehension of the time. There are many representations in Japanese popular culture through traditional prints and today through manga with the most popular representatives of Kitsuné, Tengu and Kappa.
Ideal for small interiors "TenGu" is a modular desk that can be installed directly on the wall. Like the Tengu, master of the mountain who observes and protects his habitat. This desk was originally created with the aim of being installed next to a window to be able to work there or relax while observing the landscape. It is installed on the wall, and finds its modularity in its fan-shaped top that turns and passes from a contemplative work to a functional work.
Its top, decorated with feather-patterned rye straw marquetry (a nod to the wings of the Tengu), is supported by a solid white oak frame, adorned in various places with gold leaf and visible assemblies in dovetail of traditional cabinetmaking art.
To summarize, this piece wants to merge old traditions (through the concept of Tengu and old techniques as straw marquetry) with contemporary functions (through minimalism form of its structure). The aim is to give people the desire to learn about the Tengu spirit.