From Inside to Outside, from Outside to Inside

In Japan, since ancient times, traditional architecture have had diverse types of partitions – “shikiri” in Japanese – such as folding screens, sliding doors, and reed blinds. These partitions can block dazzling sunlight or the view from the outside but at the same time allow people inside to be aware of light, wind, or sound from outside the partition. They are indispensable items in Japanese houses, where people highly value the changes in the natural world outside. Nychair X Shikiri is inspired by the concept of a shikiri partition and suggests a lifestyle with a closer connection to nature.

LIGHT GREY KOSHI

A horizontally long lattice pattern. The slight contrast of thin white lines against
the light grey background creates an image of morning sunlight
outlining the frame of a wooden lattice door.

BLUE GREY SUDARE

The narrow stripes made of blue and white lines represent light and breeze traveling
through a reed screen. The delicate coloring evokes haze over a lake.

DARK GREY SHOJI

A pattern with large squares representing the frame of a shoji screen.
The Dark grey color with a blue tint is inspired by the deep color of forest in mist.

Direction & Photograph HAL KUZUYA
Styling Yuki Nakabayashi

Top Quality Fabric & Highly Renowned Assembly Plant

Top Quality Fabric & Highly Renowned Assembly Plant
The removable seat is made from top-grade cotton fabric that can easily support the user’s weight and the structure of the chair.
A factory in Takashima City, Shiga prefecture produces the characteristic patterns of Nychair X Shikiri’s fabrics using yarn dyeing and delicate weaving technique.
Another trusted factory with many years of expertise, puts together the finest materials and create the main body of the chair with special care paid to the arm rests and bending of the chair piping.

Wooden parts: oak. Two colors available.

Soap finish: Utilizes the natural surface of oak.

Charcoal black: A color inspired by charcoal. Urethane coating.

Designed by Rika Kawato

Textile & Interior designer

Rika Kawato took part in the production of NychairX Shikiri,
from the concept development stage to the design of the chair’s textiles and colors.
Born to a Japanese father and Danish mother, she was raised and educated in different countries
such as the Soviet Union and Sweden, and the USA.
Influences from her diverse background have been a fundamental element in her work as a designer.

tona BY RIKA KAWATO >

Ms. Kawato took part in the production of NychairX Shikiri,
from the concept development stage to the design of the chair’s textiles and colors.
Born to a Japanese father and Danish mother, she has lived in different countries such as the Soviet Union and Sweden and saw various cultures in her childhood.
Influence from her diverse background has been a fundamental element in her work as a designer.
She makes good use of color and materials and now works actively with domestic and international clients.

tona BY RIKA KAWATO >

NychairX Shikiri

The flagship NychairX. Its backrest angle and seat made of fabric allows maximum comfort.
Even when folded the NychairX can stand on its own.

NychairX
Charcoal black/ LIGHT GREY
KOSHI NY-204
NY-204
Charcoal black/ BLUE GREY
SUDARE NY-206
NY-206
Charcoal black/ DARK GREY
SHOJI NY-205
NY-205
Soap finish/ LIGHT GREY
KOSHI NY-201
NY-201
Soap finish/ BLUE GREY
SUDARE NY-203
NY-203
Soap finish/ DARK GREY
SHOJI NY-202
NY-202

NychairX Rocking Shikiri

The NychairX Rocking makes it easy to get up from the chair. When users shift their body weight,
the chair rocks in a relaxing manner, creating a feeling of coziness.

NychairX Rocking Shikiri
Charcoal black/ LIGHT GREY
KOSHI NY-214
NY-214
Charcoal black/ BLUE GREY
SUDARE NY-216
NY-216
Charcoal black/ DARK GREY
SHOJI NY-215
NY-215
Soap finish/ LIGHT GREY
KOSHI NY-211
NY-211
Soap finish/ BLUE GREY
SUDARE NY-213
NY-213
Soap finish/ DARK GREY
SHOJI NY-212
NY-212

NychairX Ottoman Shikiri

When combined with the NychairX or NychairX Rocking,
the NychairX Ottoman makes for an even more relaxing experience. It is also perfect as a stool.

NychairX Ottoman Shikiri
Charcoal black/ LIGHT GREY
KOSHI NY-224
NY-224
Charcoal black/ BLUE GREY
SUDARE NY-226
NY-226
Charcoal black/ DARK GREY
SHOJI NY-225
NY-225
Soap finish/ LIGHT GREY
KOSHI NY-221
NY-221
Soap finish/ BLUE GREY
SUDARE NY-223
 NY-223
Soap finish/ DARK GREY
SHOJI NY-222
NY-222