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Onsen, Japanese for natural hot springs has been a place for social gatherings since theEdo period. Besides activities such as communal washing and relaxing often taking place ontimber stools, it was common place for business discussions. Being nude a these spas oneis obliged to be truthful and hide nothing during these discussions.

In the 21st Century, cafes and restaurants have replaced such venues for these discussionsas well as social gatherings. Referencing timber stools used in the Onsen, Fukutoshi Ueno’sstool blurs the venues apart.

Designed to read just your posture by fitting your pelvis comfortably as opposed to sitting ona flat surface.

Finished with a stroke of colour bringing this stool along with the Onsen concept into the 21stCentury.