Torafu Architects Wednesday 22 Aug 2012

The koloro-desk and koloro-stool are the first items in a new furniture series by Japanese design studio Ichiro. With the slogan, ‘tools for the real you', these colourful desk cubicles can be used as individual or collaborative workspaces.

The semi-enclosed koloro-desk has windows at various locations that open to visually access the surrounding environment, when closed they create a small private room free from visual disturbance. To personalize the cubicle, add potted plants, display ornaments in the windows, hang bags from hooks, and use the cord manager for computer access. Arrange the koloro-desk to make a study for Dad, a play area for children, or any workspace that suits you.

To compliment the desk the koloro-stool is shaped like a vaulting horse, and under the soft cushioned seat there is a box for storing toys and other small miscellaneous items.

'Koloro' is an Esperanto word, meaning color, and the koloro pieces have been designed to make optimum use of the vibrant decorative polyester plywood at which Ichiro excels. First launched as prototypes in yellow and sky blue, new colours including white, pink, khaki, and navy have now been added to bring the colour range up to six.

The accompanying stool comes in four colors including grey, dark grey, light-blue and green. Magnets allow smooth opening and closing for the windows on the front elevation, and the small doors on both the left and right can be adjusted to be used as shelves.

Dimensions: koloro-desk: 736 (w) 556 (d) 1318 (h) all mm / koloro-stool: 1 - 378 (w) 434 (d) 430 (h) all mm / 2 - 399 (w) 469 (d) 530 (h) all mm / Seat - 313mm square.

Material: koloro-desk: polyester plywood (base material: lauan plywood), White ash(legs) / koloro-stool: lauan plywood, White ash(legs), fabric.