Constructed from two repeating parts, the seating structure utilises diagonals elements to create strength and stability. Dinu is a stool for compact indoor and outdoor spaces.

The entire range is designed chiefly using 2x4-compliant red cedar for its strength and durability, as well as versatility and workability. Durability for outdoor use, standardised red cedar cross-sections, and most importantly, the ease of assembly. The pieces themselves result in new forms that embody strict material, functional and DIY contraints.


Ishinomaki Laboratory began as a workshop for the local community in a coastal area of Ishinomaki-city, Miyagi prefecture, which was devastated by the tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011.

Now a progressive design and manufacturing company rooted in a strong concept, at first it was a common utility area for locals to conduct their own work, with lumber, repair materials and DIY assistance provided by volunteers, mainly designers in Tokyo.

Dimensions: 290 (W) x 250 (D) x 435 (H) mm
Material: Red cedar

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