For the past six years Portuguese designer Rui Pereira and Japanese designer Ryosuke Fukusada have been collaborating on projects that tap into their respective cultural heritage to engage users in new and unexpected design experiences.
ANZA meaning ‘to sit at ease’ in Japanese, ANZA is a seating collection comprising a pouffe, bench and coffee table. The generous floating cushion allows for a dynamic seating while the soft outlines create a warm and sophisticated atmosphere. The designers have updated a Kyoto-based textile, originally produced in the 18th century with a patchwork pattern, with a new colour scale to match the official PWTBS colour range. To complete the seating ensemble, with its high-gloss lacquer and oiled oak finishing, they have also added their own low coffee table based on a similar design vocabulary and featuring a durable Carrara marble top.
This collection, part of a wider modular system, aims at enhancing both domestic and public environments.