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BENCA
Beauty from Fukuoka
Date:25, Nov, 2016
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Last day, happened an accident, a large-scale cave‐in in the road in Fukuoka. They reported nobody got hurt by the accident. Nothing's better.

Well, it is said that Fukuoka is the place which produces furniture goods most in Japan. "Benca" is a furniture brand from Fukuoka.




"ROOIBOS Bed & Side table"



You must not have heard the word "Benca." It is a Fukuoka dialect word which means beauty.

Beauty... it sounds very simple. However, being simple is not so easy. Steve Jobs said so. Then, they use some designers like Hori Tatsuya and Furuta Keisuke. Using some unique designers, they try to produce something universal and also different from others.

The brand is started by Tateno Wood Art in 2015 January. They were originally a timber merchant. In other words, they have been skillful and had a great amount of knowledge about woods.



"CACAO Living chest & NOVA Shelf oval"


Tateno Wood Art Co.,Ltd. (Japanese)
BENCA (Japanese)





 

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