Furniture design development which regain the connection of a forest and the town with a cedar of the domestic lumber
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Japanese national land is 70% forest, and of that, 40% is planted forest on which Japanese cedar is 43% of what is planted. Most of this Japanese cedar is approaching its cutting cycle, and value-added use and application is sought for these trees.
This project uses Japanese cedar from Miyagi Prefecture, an affected area of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and develops furniture that can be used for medical facilities as well as elderlycare facilities in Miyagi Prefecture, taking advantage of the softness and lightness of Japanese cedar wood. The objective is to design furniture comfortable for elderly people, taking advantage of the softness and lightness of Japanese cedar.
Also, by using lumber from the earthquake-stricken area, domestic reforestation is sought through promotion of lumber used and local lumber industry restoration.
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