2003 - 2006
Spending three years from conception the PANE chair was presented in 2006. It goes through almost the same steps as baking bread.
A semi-cylindrical block of fibers is rolled, inserted into a paper tube, and by baking it in a kiln for about 30 minutes, the fibers memorize the shape of the chair. It is an entirely new type of chair in which the fiber itself is the structural body and which feels like sitting on air.
It is Tokujin's idea of a structure of the future - not to secure strength using hard materials, but to gain strength by spreading the stress.