Conde house stories
In one of the rooms in the Yokohama Museum of Art, taking the usual place of art pieces were wooden furniture manufacturer Conde House’s table, chairs mounted on a wall. Thin veneer rolled out from the wall morphing into black dining table on the floor. What we normally think as a wall became floor where seating furniture pieces are displayed. Or seating furniture don’t have to be displayed on the floor but can climb over the wall? This was the question raised to the visitors. However, this is what Conde House has been doing for nearly 50 years in its base in Hokkaido, starting with sourcing ideal wood, drying it, cutting it into thin veneer, and forming it into a table with black varnish. This is the story of Conde House.