Our source of inspiration for this sofa is the islands of Japan, floating on the serene seascape of the vast Pacific Ocean. The world’s largest ocean, the Pacific extends seemingly endlessly from Japan far across to the North American coastline and down to the shores of South America. A few little islands floating in this vast Pacific make up the Japanese archipelago. We can see this massive ocean from Japan, but just how far it extends is beyond our imagination. Also, the Sea of Japan, which is situated between Japan and Korea and separates Japan from Mainland China, has a shape and color distinct from the Pacific.
Minoru Nagahara is an esteemed figure in the Japanese furniture design scene, and serves as Chairman of several corporations including the Asahikawa Furniture Industry Cooperative, the Hokkaido Furniture Industry Cooperative Association and the Federation of Japan Furniture Manufacturers Association. He received his education in Japan, and gained international experience and insight in West Germany as a technical trainee. From there, he returned to his homeland and established Interior Centre Co. Ltd., which we now recognise as Conde House. He currently serves as the company's chairman of the board of directors.