Conde House  

SAN FRANCISCO,  CA 
United States
http://www.condehouse.com
  • Booth: 257

Company Description

Since 1968, Conde House has been providing beautifully designed, skillfully crafted furniture that is contemporary, yet timeless. We blend traditional Japanese craftsmanship with 21st century advanced technology to develop pieces with the highest quality, functionality, style and value. With classic lines that withstand passing trends, our pieces will look elegant for generations. Through our practices in sustainability, we maintain a peaceful coexistence with nature while also staying committed to a high level of design and quality.

Our Story

Our founder, Minoru Nagahara, comes from Asahikawa City, Hokkaido. In the early 1960s Asahikawa City sent him to West Germany to study furniture making and design.  It was there that he discovered the understated look, clean lines, and elegant simplicity of mid-century modern design.

Mr. Nagahara returned to Asahikawa in 1965 and started designing his own furniture. He did something exceptional for that time in Japan and began partnering with designers, mostly Europeans, forming a unique relationship that continues to this day. As a result, Conde House furnishings combine an Asian-inspired Zen-like simplicity with European-inspired clean lines and organic curves to deliver furniture that’s artistic, beautiful and timeless.

Conde House utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing practices which deliver quality and durability, while carefully selected and sustainable woods ensure beauty and elegance. Once a year, our entire factory team plants new trees to give back to the earth what we have taken.

Our passion for elegance, functionality and quality is at the core of everything we do. 


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 Press Releases

  • Conde House, a global furniture company that blends traditional Japanese craftsmanship with 21st century advanced technology to deliver pieces with the highest quality, functionality, style and value, announced today that it will be exhibiting at ICFF 2017, a premier trade showcase for architecture and fine interior design.

    Date: May 21-24, 2017
    Venue: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City
    Booth: 257

    Conde House will be launching its TEN Collection and showcasing selected pieces from the Kamuy, Splinter, Wing, Challenge, Fold and Shoji Collections.

    Kamuy Chair
    Famous industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa worked to create “the chair of all chairs” with a simple yet elegant design aimed at ultimate comfort. His goal was to produce the world’s first perfectly proportioned chair.

    Splinter Armchair
    Industrial design studio Nendo of Tokyo and Milan metaphorically splintered each piece of the wood arm frame using bent and laminated technology. The elegantly jointed back cross sections peel away to form pliable, graceful offshoots.

    Wing Chair
    Wing armchairs and side chairs evoke the image of a graceful bird. The minimalist design aids in the chair’s overall comfort, with subtle curves that fit perfectly to the shape of the body. Sophisticated yet subtle finger joints deliver uncommon beauty and strength.

    Challenge Chair
    This chair is an artful blend of high technology, elegant design and meticulous craftsmanship. Precision computer-controlled machinery works in harmony with master craftspeople to produce a sublime piece of furniture with an elegant sculptural appeal.

    Fold Shelf
    The Nendo Fold bookshelf system reflects the Japanese origami aesthetic. Crafted faceting joints interconnect the key elements of this precision-balanced shelf system to provide sturdy functionality with effortless grace.

    Shoji Shelf
    Inspired by traditional Japanese rooms with their clean and precise lines, the Shoji shelf is constructed with concealed hardware to keep its appearance streamlined. The cabinet doors can be arranged in many configurations, providing infinite flexibility.

    About Our Founder and Asahikawa City
    Minoru Nagahara, Conde House Founder, comes from Asahikawa City located in the center of Hokkaido, Japan. In the early 1960s Asahikawa City sent him to West Germany to study furniture making and design. Mr. Nagahara returned to Asahikawa in 1966 and started his own furniture company in 1968. It is in that beautiful city that he set up what is now the worldwide headquarters for Conde House.

    Asahikawa, is located at the confluence of four rivers and is surrounded by rolling hills and mountains. With ample and sustainable wood resources, the city is the ideal setting for its robust furniture design and manufacturing industry. In fact, it is one of the five major furniture producing areas in Japan. Asahikawa is home to the renowned International Furniture Design Fair Asahikawa (IFDA), which is held every three years and celebrates its 10th anniversary (30 years) this year. The city is a popular tourist destination for people who enjoy arts, culture and nature. It features sculptures, museums, a large shopping district, beautiful parks and gardens, and the famous Asahiyama Zoo.

    Visitors to the Conde House booth will see a movie about visiting Asahikawa and some of its many attractions.

    About Conde House
    Since 1968, Conde House has been providing beautifully designed, skillfully crafted furniture that is contemporary, yet timeless. We blend traditional Japanese craftsmanship with 21stcentury advanced technology to develop pieces with the highest quality, functionality, style and value. With classic lines that withstand passing trends, our furniture will look elegant for generations. Through our sustainability practices, we strive to maintain a peaceful coexistence with nature. For more information, please visit www.condehouse.com

    Stay up to date with Conde House.

    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/CondeHouseUSA/

    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/condehouse_usa/

    Watch video on Conde House Superior Craftsmanship
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP0dmER3jVY

  • * Unique collection combines multinational design collaboration, aeronautical engineering principles, and traditional Japanese craftsmanship

    * Visit us at booth 257

    San Francisco, CA - May 18, 2017 – Conde House, a global furniture company and award-winning, Berlin-based designer Michael Schneider are set to premiere the iconoclastic TEN collection at this year’s ICFF event, from May 21–24 in NYC. Featuring a “light, airy, minimalistic and elegant” design, the TEN (the Japanese word for sky) tables and chairs collection blends traditional Japanese craftsmanship with 21st century advanced technology, such as wood with flexible polycarbonate materials.

    The unique features of the TEN collection exude an Asian-inspired, Zen-like simplicity with European-inspired clean lines and organic curves. Conde House’s out-of-the-box design and crafting process includes lightweight construction using a variety of combinations of wood types, polycarbonate and upholstery materials to deliver practical usability and outstanding seating comfort.

    The company’s design ethos includes using cutting-edge design technology with sustainable, innovative materials to produce simple, yet sophisticated tables and chairs for the TEN collection.

    TEN Tables & Chairs
    Derived from aeronautical engineering principals of a sturdy skeleton and a lightweight skin, TEN tables are solid wood or melamine tops placed on a wooden base. The tabletop almost appears to float on the base, making the piece seem light and sturdy at the same time.

    The TEN chairs feature an eco-friendly, flexible polycarbonate arm and back mounted on a solid wooden frame. Clean lines and a light, minimalistic appearance make these chairs an elegant addition to any setting.

    Schedule a Press Meeting 
    To learn more about Conde House’s natural stewardship initiative and the TEN collection’s unique design elements, arrange a time to speak with the company’s president, Mr. Yuki Watanabe, by contacting Andrea Vedanayagam at andrea.coms1@gmail.com.

    About Conde House
    Since 1968, Conde House has been providing beautifully designed, skillfully crafted furniture that is contemporary, yet timeless. We blend traditional Japanese craftsmanship with 21st century advanced technology to develop pieces with the highest quality, functionality, style and value. With classic lines that withstand passing trends, our furniture will look elegant for generations. Through our sustainability practices, we strive to maintain a peaceful coexistence with nature. For more information, please visit www.condehouse.com

    Stay in touch with Conde House.
    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/CondeHouseUSA/

    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/condehouse_usa/

  •  Conde House, a global furniture company that blends traditional Japanese craftsmanship with 21st century advanced technology to deliver pieces with the highest quality, functionality and style, announced today that it is unveiling its new TEN (the Japanese word for sky) collection at ICFF 2017. The company is also showcasing selected pieces from the Kamuy, Splinter, Wing, Challenge, Fold and Shoji Collections. ICFF is a premier trade showcase for architecture and fine interior design.

    Date: May 21-24, 2017
    Venue: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City
    Booth: 257

    TEN Tables & Chairs
    Derived from aeronautical engineering principals of a sturdy skeleton and a lightweight skin, TEN tables are solid wood or melamine tops placed on a wooden base. The tabletop almost appears to float on the base, making the piece seem light and sturdy at the same time.

    The TEN chairs feature an eco-friendly, flexible polycarbonate arm and back mounted on a solid wooden frame. Clean lines and a light, minimalistic appearance make these chairs an elegant addition to any setting.

    About Our Founder and Asahikawa City
    Minoru Nagahara, Conde House Founder, comes from Asahikawa City located in the center of Hokkaido, Japan. In the early 1960s Asahikawa City sent him to West Germany to study furniture making and design. Mr. Nagahara returned to Asahikawa in 1966 and started his own furniture company in 1968. It is in that beautiful city that he set up what is now the worldwide headquarters for Conde House.
    Asahikawa, is located at the confluence of four rivers and is surrounded by rolling hills and mountains. With ample and sustainable wood resources, the city is the ideal setting for its robust furniture design and manufacturing industry. In fact, it is one of the five major furniture producing areas in Japan. Asahikawa is home to the renowned International Furniture Design Fair Asahikawa (IFDA), which is held every three years and celebrates its 10th anniversary (30 years) this year. The city is a popular tourist destination for people who enjoy arts, culture and nature. It features sculptures, museums, a large shopping district, beautiful parks and gardens, and the famous Asahiyama Zoo.

    Visitors to the Conde House booth will see a movie about visiting Asahikawa and some of its many attractions.

    About Conde House
    Since 1968, Conde House has been providing beautifully designed, skillfully crafted furniture that is contemporary, yet timeless. We blend traditional Japanese craftsmanship with 21stcentury advanced technology to develop pieces with the highest quality, functionality, style and value. With classic lines that withstand passing trends, our furniture will look elegant for generations. Through our sustainability practices, we strive to maintain a peaceful coexistence with nature. For more information, please visit www.condehouse.com

    Stay up to date with Conde House.
    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/CondeHouseUSA/

    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/condehouse_usa/

    Watch video on Conde House Superior Craftsmanship
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP0dmER3jVY

    Conde House 
    2 Henry Adams St., Showroom 152
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Tel: 415 864 8666
    E-mail: 
    info@condehouse.com


 Products

  • Challenge Armchair and Side Chair
    This chair is an artful blend of high technology, elegant design, and meticulous craftsmanship. Precision computer-controlled machinery works in harmony with master craftspeople to deliver a sublime piece of furniture with an elegant sculptural appeal....

  • The Challenge chair is a study in the application of technology. The back-legs make up the frame for this sublime chair and have been shaped using the precision of both computer-programmed (CNC) 3-D machines and the hand work of master craftspeople and engineers.  The result is a meticulously constructed piece of modern furniture. The juxtaposition  of smooth curves and sharp edges gives Challenge an elegant sculptural appeal.  Designed by MHK.

  • Fold Shelf
    The Nendo FOLD bookshelf system reflects the Japanese origami aesthetic. Crafted faceting joints interconnect the key elements of this precision-balanced shelf system to provide sturdy functionality with effortless grace....

  • The joinery intersections of the Nendo FOLD bookshelf system represents a high wire act of precision. Sculptural and functional simultaneously, the Fold is an original in wood, faceting joints in seemingly effortless wooden form. Designed by Nendo.
  • Shoji Shelf
    Inspired by traditional Japanese rooms with their clean and precise lines, the Shoji shelf is constructed with concealed hardware to keep its appearance streamlined. The cabinet doors can be arranged in many configurations, providing infinite flexibility....

  • Concise, precise lines.  Inspired by traditional Japanese rooms, the Shoji shelf is constructed with concealed hardware keeping its appearance clean and streamlined. The cabinet doors can be arranged in many configurations providing infinite combinations.  Designed by Lucia Matteucci.
  • Wing Armchair and Side Chair
    Wing armchairs invoke the image of a graceful bird. The minimalist design aids in the chair’s overall comfort, with subtle curves that fit perfectly to the shape of the body. Sophisticated yet subtle finger joints deliver uncommon beauty and strength....

  • A symbolic item of this series the Wing armchair conjures the image of a graceful bird. The minimalist design aids in the chair’s overall comfort, with subtle curbs that fit perfectly to the shape of the body. Available in a number of finishes, the wing series chairs feature sophisticated yet subtle finger joints, and expressed detail of beauty and strength. Designed by Kiyoshi Sadogawa.
  • Kamuy Armchair and Side Chair
    Famous industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa worked to create “the chair of all chairs” with a simple, yet elegant design aimed at ultimate comfort. His goal was to produce the world’s first perfectly proportioned chair, and we believe that he succeeded....

  • For the Kamuy series, industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa - whose work is known world-wide - worked with Conde House to create “the chair of all chairs” with a simple design aimed at ultimate comfort. The idea for a perfectly proportioned chair is now a reality. Designed by Naoto Fukasawa.
  • Splinter Armchair
    Industrial design studio Nendo of Tokyo and Milan metaphorically splintered each piece of the wood arm frame using bent and laminated technology. The elegantly jointed back cross sections peel away to form pliable, graceful offshoots....

  • The Industrial design studio Nendo of Tokyo and Milan, metaphorically splintered each piece of the wood arm frame, by bold use of bent and laminated technology. The elegantly detailed fingerjoint intersection of the curved back cross sections, peel away, while ingeniously forming pliable, graceful off shoots of pure sculpture. Designed by Nendo.
  • TEN Solid Wood Dining Table
    TEN, the Japanese word for sky, describes the light, airy designs in this series. Derived from aeronautical engineering principals of a sturdy skeleton and a lightweight skin, TEN tables are solid wood or melamine tops placed on a wooden base. ...

  • Light, no waste,  variation: the main features of TEN - a new and innovative collection by Conde House in cooperation with Berlin-based designer Michael Schneider.  TEN, the Japanese word for sky, describes the concept of the light, almost airy design.  Derived from aeronautical engineering of a sturdy skeleton and a lightweight skin, the chairs concept has been perfectly mastered by Conde House craftsmen. A comfortably flexible resin arm and back mounted on a solid wooden frame is a simple yet difficult to realize concept. The basic ideas of TEN are also incorporated in a range of tables matching the chairs concept. A tabletop , available in solid wood or melamine on a wooden base appearing both light and sturdy. Designed by Michael Schneider.
  • TEN Armchair
    The chairs in the TEN dining collection feature a flexible polycarbonate arm and back mounted on a solid wooden frame. Clean lines, and a light and minimalistic appearance make any of these chairs an elegant addition around the dining table....

  • Light, no waste,  variation: the main features of TEN - a new and innovative collection by Conde House in cooperation with Berlin-based designer Michael Schneider.  TEN, the Japanese word for sky, describes the concept of the light, almost airy design.  Derived from aeronautical engineering of a sturdy skeleton and a lightweight skin, the chairs concept has been perfectly mastered by Conde House craftsmen. A comfortably flexible polycarbonate arm and back mounted on a solid wooden frame is a simple yet difficult to realize concept. The basic ideas of TEN are also incorporated in a range of tables matching the chairs concept. A tabletop , available in solid wood or melamine on a wooden base appearing both light and sturdy. Designed by Michael Schneider.
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