Sunday, October 20, 2013

ZAN Table - 10 seating -





Our collection, ZAN table.  The size 40"x 108", with 12mm tempered glass.
It seats 10 people.  Solid Walnut, it gives quite strong presence despite of it's clean look.
The glass top is heavy but/and stable.  Much potential for bigger sizes and spaces.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bedroom Bureau

Custom piece along with our KONOMA bed and the side tables.  Solid Walnut.
W 60" x D 24"  H 48"  All the edges are in 45 degrees. Grain matches all the way.








Tuesday, July 23, 2013

PAST WORK - Part 2 -

Back in 2002 and 2003, Westerliving Magazine featured some of Seiji's lamps.  One of them was this Wooden Wave Table Lamp by Cherry Veneer and Teak base.  It was sold at Brier in Vancouver, interesting enough the first owner of this lamp was Gillian Anderson who was in town, while shooting "The X- files".

To celebrate our 10th year anniversary, Seiji has created this "KAZE" lamp inspired by the original lamp.  "KAZE" means Wind in Japanese, as this lamp shape represents the flow of air.  Made by Maple veneer.  Available now at KOZAI MODERN.

2002年と2003年、Westerliving Magazineが発行している雑誌に誠司のランプが掲載されました。その中の一つがこのCHERRYとTEAKによるウェーブランプ。当時バンクーバーのお店、Brierにて販売されておりました。そこで初めて購入されたお客様がXファイルの撮影のためバンクーバーに訪れていた女優のジリアン アンダーソン。とても奇遇なお話です。

今年で会社設立から10周年になるのを記念して、このウェーブランプからインスピレーションをもらい新たなランプが誕生しました。名前は”風”。ランプのシェープから創造された名前です。 KOZAI MODERN.にて購入する事が出来ます。










Friday, July 12, 2013

Westernliving Designer of the Year

Thank you for all your support! We are thrilled to be on the Furniture Shortlist for the Western Living Designers of the Year!




THE SHORTLIST

The Western Living Designers of the Year awards celebrate the best new design in Western Canada, as judged by Canada's foremost designers and architects. Here are the finalists for 2013—thank you to all the amazing designers who entered. Winners will be announced in our September issue. Stay tuned!
Architecture ShortlistBLDG Studio, Saskatoon
Burgers Architecture, Vancouver
Campos Leckie Studio, Vancouver
CEI Architecture, Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna
Helliwell and Smith Blue Sky Architecture, Vancouver
Lanefab Design/Build, Vancouver
Shape Architecture, Vancouver

Arthur Erickson Memorial Award Shortlist
Adam Becker, Vancouver
Amanda Hamilton Interior Design, Calgary
Atmosphere Interior Design, Saskatoon
Burgers Architecture, Vancouver
Campos Leckie Studio, Vancouver
David Tyrell, Abbotsford, B.C.
Gates Suter Architects, Vancouver
Janine Love Design, Vancouver
JWT Architecture, Bowen Island, B.C.
Lanefab Design, Vancouver
Omer Arbel
, Vancouver
Rectangle Design, Calgary
Shape Architecture, Vancouver
Sophie Burke Design, Vancouver

Eco Shortlist
Brent Comber, Vancouver
CEI Architecture, Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna
Fat Crow Design, Edmonton
JWT Architecture, Bowen Island, B.C.
Lanefab Design/Build, Vancouver
One Seed Architecture and Interiors, Vancouver
Fashion ShortlistAquae Sulis Fine Jewellers, Edmonton
Eliza Faulkner, Vancouver Island
House of Hudson, Vancouver
Idar Jewellers, Victoria
Justine Brooks Jewellery Design, Vancouver
Nicole Bridger, Vancouver
Obakki, Vancouver
Peg Steley, Vancouver

Furniture ShortlistBrent Comber, Vancouver
In Element Designs, Vancouver
Joel Tobman, Calgary
Sabina Hill, Vancouver
Sticks and Stones Furniture
, Squamish, B.C.
Straight Line Designs, Vancouver
Studio Brovhn, Vancouver
Thom Fougere, Winnipeg

Industrial ShortlistConcrete Cat Design House, Edmonton
Fleet Objects, Vancouver
Henderson Dry Goods, Vancouver
Joel Tobman, Calgary
Loyal Loot, Edmonton
Propellor,
 Vancouver
Studio Brovhn, Vancouver
Tomnuk, Edmonton

InteriorsAdam Becker, Vancouver
Amanda Hamilton Interior Design, Calgary
Atmosphere Interior Design, Saskatoon
Evoke International Design, Vancouver
Johnson McLeod, Vancouver
Living Environments, Vancouver
MBI Interiors, Vancouver
Patricia Gray Interior Design, Vancouver
Robert Bailey Interiors, Vancouver
Sophie Burke Design, Vancouver
Landscape ShortlistConsidered Design, Vancouver
Damon Oriente, Vancouver
Dig It Landscape and Design, Vancouver
Haven Garden Design, Victoria, Vancouver
JWT Architecture, Bowen Island, B.C.

Read about our judges and last year's Designers of the Year winners here!

Friday, June 28, 2013

PAST WORK - Part 1 -


How important for you to have lamps at your place?   Certainly lamps can change its atmosphere drastically.  Many people don’t know is that our designer/woodcraftsman, Seiji’s earlier work was mainly lamps.  These three lamps are commission work by an interior designer who saw his work on the magazine, “HOMES West” by BC Gas published in 2000.  Seiji made 7 lamps for this client including these ones in 2001.





              Cross Crack Lamp W12” x D 12” x H12”   クロスクラックランプ 305cmx305cmx305cm
               Moon Eye Lamp W 27” x D7” x H 27”     ムーンアイランプ 686cmx178cmx686cm
               144 Lamp W 12 3/4” x D 12 3/4” x H 38”  144ランプ  323cmx323cmx2032cm



These were the first commission work for Seiji.  Here you can see many lamps were in Walnut with Japanese paper, which he specializes in now.  

インテリアにライトは欠かせないアイテムのひとつではないでしょうか。誠司がこの仕事を始めた頃、多くの作品はライトでした。2000年、HOMESWESTという雑誌に幾つかの作品が掲載されたのをきっかけに、7つのライトのオーダーがインテリアデザイナーからありました。初めてのコミッションのオーダー。作品の多くがくるみ材と和紙を使っています。


Monday, June 24, 2013

10th Year Anniversary - our work in the past -

In Element Designs was established on Nov 23, 2003 so it's almost 10 years ago. We will post some of our earlier pieces to celebrate the 10th year anniversary!

インエレメントは2003年11月23日に設立され今年で10年を迎えます。10周年を記念して過去の作品を幾つか紹介したいと思います。どうぞお楽しみに!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Remaking furniture


Do you ever wish to change the look of your furniture after years of using them?  Maybe you get bored or simply your taste have changed over years?

Well, that's exactly what happened to our client.  We have made 3 sideboard units and the tall cabinet about 7 years ago.   At that time it was more of Japanese look that she was after.  Since then, the client's taste have changed to more modern/contemporary look.  She asked us if we could remake the look of her furniture within the budget.

This is before...





First we have decided to change the doors.  Also we thought it would be more interesting to add some color.  Because the client wish to have more space for hanging clothes in the tall cabinet, we have added some depth with the colored box matching with the sideboard panel.

This is the new look.....


This was a very good experience knowing there are always infinite possibilities in creating furniture both in function and design even in re making them.