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The Foundation of Kohseki

Japan and Denmark. Two countries that treasure the warmth of wood, that know every aspect of its characteristics, and that excel in elevating woodwork to the level of art, have been brought together by Kohseki.

In the Northern part of Kyoto, near the famous Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kinkakuji, you will find Kohseki. The first company in Japan that discovered the wonderful compatibility of Japanese traditional architecture and Danish furniture.

It is a family-owned company, founded in July 1984 by Yoshiaki Nakamura as a design & construction company of sukiya style buildings (a house in the style of a tea-ceremony pavilion) for Japan's leading sukiya building company, established by his father Nakamura Sotoji Komuten. In 1988 Kohseki was expanded with a Joinery and Wood Work Division and a Danish Furniture Division and these are the foundation of Kohseki today.

At the time of establishment, the Danish Furniture Division solely concentrated on the building of special order-made furniture. However, it gradually spread its business to include the import of select high-quality Scandinavian furniture. Today, it is involved in a broad range of design projects including residential houses and restaurants both within and outside of Japan and continues selling exclusive vintage furniture to private end-users all over Japan.

Characteristics of Kohseki

Kohseki Kyoto Head Office is currently composed of a Design Division, a Joinery and Wood Work Division and a Danish Furniture Division. Kohseki also has a Danish Furniture Division in Aoyama, Tokyo, comprising of both Japanese and Danish staff as well as warehouse space in Copenhagen, Denmark.

What characterises Kohseki is the close and long-established collaboration between the staff and the living architects, cabinet makers, furniture manufacturers and the vintage furniture dealers in Scandinavia. In 1994 Kohseki e.g. joined forces with Verner Panton and Hans Sandgren Jacobsen, and had two unique tatami chairs designed for the Japanese market.

In the heart of Kohseki’s corporate quality culture is the determination to supply high quality products and service that meet the customers' satisfactions from the time an order is placed to delivery of the product. The showroom in the Kyoto Head Office is designed to give visitors a view of modern classic furniture, flooring material, blinds, carpets, lighting fixtures, furnace, tableware, objet d'art, and other select items.

Kyoto Showroom Access map

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to make any inquiries.

Kyoto Head Office

15 Nishi Goshoden-cho, Murasakino, Kita-ku,
Kyoto 603-8165, Japan
Danish Furniture Division:
Tel: +81 (0)75 415 2818 Fax: +81 (0)75 431-6378
Joinery and Wood Work Division:
Tel: +81 (0)75 451 8012 Fax: +81 (0)75 451 8023

Aoyama Office (Danish Furniture Division)

3-13-2 Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061, Japan
Tel: +81 (0)3 5469 5657 Fax: (0)3 5469 5659

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