Holz-Handwerk, the European Trade Fair for Machine Technology, Equipment and Supplies for the Wood Craft, and one of the most important events in Europe for joiners, carpenters and cabinetmakers, was held in Nuremberg from 21 to 24 March 2018. Some 500 exhibitors showcase their new products and pioneering technologies for timber for building and lifestyle there every two years.
The Torinoko Project started for whiteID Integrated Design with quite a special “briefing”. At a chance meeting at an exhibition in 2014 with Yamatoya, a Japanese manufacturer of children’s wooden furniture, it became clear that the understanding of good furniture design is in harmony! You can probably describe this initial, unplanned discussion as the foundation of the successful co-operation. Today, in the spring of 2017, Yamatoya is presenting the new range under the Torinoko brand name, and whiteID Integrated Design has asked its own staff what they think about this special project. INTERVIEW WITH MARTIN SCHECHINGER Senior Designer at whiteID since 2008