Kanji, one of the three scripts used in the Japanese language, are Chinese characters, which were first introduced to Japan in the 5th century via the Korean peninsula. Kanji are ideograms, that is, each character has its own meaning and corresponds to a word. By combining characters, more words can be created. Kanji are used for writing nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs.

This is the inspiration behind the simple and understated furniture design of the Kanji chair by Lukas Avenas. The wooden chair has a stained black finish and features a sharp geometric arm and backrest. Whereas the legs form a very subtle curve detail to represent a Kanji character and indeed a characterful design.

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