Office Tables from Okunoto/奥能登産オフィス用テーブル

photo: Sakika Matsuda

Table made of cedar from Noto, Ishikawa Prefecture, linoleum from the Netherlands, and hardware from Saitama Prefecture.

Designed for the office of a publishing company in Tokyo.



photo: Sakika Matsuda

The client requested a family restaurant-like setting for casual meetings.

We discussed many ideas to prevent people's legs from colliding with the table legs when they sit down.



photo: Sakika Matsuda

We tried to solve this problem by using the thinnest possible steel plate, but ....

With the 5mm steel plate shown in the photo, the plate flexed and the table shook in the depth direction.

Therefore, after delivery, we doubled the thickness of the steel plate and carried out corrective work.




photo: Sakika Matsuda

photo: Sakika Matsuda

About the top panel

At the beginning of the project, we proposed to use cedar from Okunoto as it is because we wanted the office to experience the charm of natural wood that warps, shrinks, twists, and rustles with time.

(Okunoto is a very humid area, and the moisture content never falls below 20% when the wood is dried naturally, so the movement of the wood mentioned above is essential.)

However, after discussing the usability in the office with the people concerned, we decided on the specifications based on their request that only the top board should not warp.

We decided to put linoleum on top of the plywood base and use Noto cedar for the wood edge.

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photo: Sakika Matsuda

The linoleum is made by Forbo.

It comes in two colors. Gray or beige.



photo: Sakika Matsuda

The following are the raw materials of Linoleum made by Forbo.

Linseed oil : Linseed oil, the main ingredient of marmorium, comes from the annual flax plant.

Wood flour: wood from European forests under controlled conditions.

Rosin: Natural rosin extracted from pine trees. It gives strength and flexibility to linoleum.

Limestone: Crushed limestone, which is found in vast quantities around the world.

Natural Pigment: Contains no heavy metals such as lead or cadmium.

Jute: made into yarn and woven into a plain weave, used as a linoleum backing for Forbo floors.

It is biodegradable and returns to the soil when buried at the time of disposal.

Approximately 43% of the marmorium is made from recycled materials.

Product life: about 30 to 40 years.


亜麻仁油 :マーモリウムの主原料である亜麻仁油は1年草の亜麻から採取。

木 粉  :管理下にあるヨーロッパの森の木。

ロジン  :松から抽出される天然ロジン。リノリウムに強さと柔軟性を与える。

石灰石  :世界中に莫大な量がある石灰岩を粉砕。


ジュート :糸を作り平織りにして、フォルボ社床用リノリウム裏打ち材として。




Photo: Matthias Groppe, Paderborn

Photo: Matthias Groppe, Paderborn

The making process is here.


photo: Sakika Matsuda

Design: Nami Makishi, Luft

Lumbering: Toshiyuki Shinde, Shinde Lumbermill

Woodwork: SuzuWoodworkingStuidio, Hiroshi Tsujiguchi

Metalworking:Nobidome seisakushyo

photo: Sakika Matsuda/Matthias Groppe, Paderborn

Photography cooperation: Kinoura Village

デザイン:Luft 真喜志奈美

製材:新出製材所 新出利幸

木工:SuzuWoodworkingStuidio 辻口 洋史


撮影: 松田咲香/Matthias Groppe, Paderborn


Text. Azusa Jin