UMAMI.

dimensions width 1620 | height 680/830 | depth 460 mm

material natural or black oiled oak/oiled american walnut | powder coated steel base

project Max Kobiela [2018]

All items from Umami Family have an individual numbered nameplate. Order Yours.

UMAMI, (or umame, from jap. 旨 味) - one of the five basic tastes recognized by man. The existence of separate taste receptors  that respond to glutamate which is the source of umami taste, was coined in 1908 by Kikunae Ikeda and in 2000, the researchers distinguished the taste of umami from the salty taste.

Familia UMAMI is a furniture family inspired by the Japanese culture and its love for simplicity. Just as the umami taste was distinguished from the salty taste, in the case of a family of dressers, the designer has exposed the internal body of the furniture, thereby breaking the generally accepted concept of furniture design. Such exposure refers in its form to the characteristic Japanese built-in walls and their divisions. The internal structural elements have become the decoration of the external form.

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