Ishinomaki Stool Making

Learn all about the ISHINOMAKI furniture-making method, and make your own ISHINOMAKI STOOL.

The ISHINOMAKI STOOL was specially designed at a series of furniture-making workshops intended for locals and primary school students, in collaboration with the US furniture company Herman Miller. Members from Ishinomaki Laboratory examined what was missing in temporary housing in the area, and found that both a step stool for accessing storage in high-up places and a chair for putting on shoes near the house entrance were needed. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, the ISHINOMAKI STOOL is a perfect example of Ishinomaki Laboratory’s concept of the “Compact Outdoors.”

Width = 370mm
Depth = 400mm (Seat = 295mm)
Height = 420mm

The workshop fee per participant is  P 6,000*

Available session dates for March at our workshop space at Unit 302, 926 Pasay Road Condominium (Pamana-Languages Building), Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road, behind New World Hotel), Makati:

  • March 7, (Saturday) 9 am – 1pm

*A package fee is available for 2 sessions on March 7 with Lamana, for both Ishinomaki Stool Class (PHP 6,000.00), and the Ishinomaki Small Furniture Making Class (PHP 5,000.00) for the discounted rate of PHP 10,000.00.

March 7 [Saturday], 9 AM - 1 PM
Unit 302, Pamana-Lanaguages Building, 926 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City
All workshops are on hold at the moment.
But we can accept inquiries for private sessions and future bookings after the quarantine at hello@craftmnl.com.
About the Facilitator
KEIJI ASHIZAWA [Ishinomaki Stool Designer]
Keiji Ashizawa has been active in designing architectural spaces as well as interiors, furniture and lighting since the founding of his eponymous practice, Keiji Ashizawa Design, in 2005. After the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, he established Ishinomaki Laboratory in order to create a local community hub for recovery activities and craftsmanship in the disaster-struck city of Ishinomaki. As the CEO of Ishinomaki Laboratory, he is proposing a new concept of furniture label ‒ connecting the regional city with the world.

Ishinomaki Laboratory  was founded as a workshop for locals in an area of Japan most devastated by the tsunami in March 2011. Carrying over the spirit of DIY, they restored local stores and held workshops (including one in Bohol after the 2013 earthquake). With straightforward and thoughtful designs grounded in necessity, Ishinomaki Laboratory has gone beyond the local community and expanded its reach as a respected furniture brand to New York, London, Zurich, Lausanne, Singapore, Hong Kong and now Manila.  
With Ishinomaki Laboratory’s desire to empower local communities, they have created an initiative called Made in Local in which local craftsmen in Manila will manufacture their designs. LAMANA is the exclusive PH partner of Ishinomaki Laboratory, and through the Made in Local initiative, Ishinomaki Laboratory pieces are proudly Philippine-made upheld by the brand’s impeccable standards.