Lars Vejen & Taijiro Ishiko

The FLOAT chair is the first furniture design realized in a design collaboration between the two designers, Lars Vejen and Taijiro Ishiko.
Open back dining chair, natural oak version, view


“FLOAT is a chair with a clear and visible constructive simplicity while at the same time challenging the classic.”

- Lars Vejen & Taijiro Ishiko

Lars Vejen has a degree as an architect from Aarhus School of Architecture (1996) with focus on furniture and space design. In 2014 he founded Design Studio Lars Vejen with offices in Denmark and Japan.

Lars Vejen has won Red Dot Award for the SOLID outdoor furniture series (2009), iF Design Award for FERMACELL ACOUSTIC (2018), awarded by The Danish Arts Foundation for my design and exhibition “Design Collaborations by Lars Vejen, Japan – Denmark 150 years” (2017) and finally recently awarded “Designer of the year” by Design Awards (2018).

“I aim to pick up characteristics of a material, to use and accentuate this in my design – finding inspiration from shapes, textures and colours. I focus on keeping my eyes and mind refreshed to make long lasting value.”

- Taijiro Ishiko

Taijiro Ishiko did his internship at Design Studio Lars Vejen (2016-2017). He finished his master program of design at the Kyoto institute of technology (2018).

In 2018, he founded Taijiro Ishiko Design. Taijiro Ishiko has exhibited at Milano Salone Satellite in 2017 and Design Intelligence Award for Stretch Board (2018).