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2015

Okamura Grand Fair 2015 Opening Ceremony is to open its doors today!

November 10, 2015

Dear followers of Okamura's information page, we hope you're enjoying this fall and getting ready for the holidays season!

Here, at Okamura too, Fall rhymes with Celebration, and like every year, we've been inviting our overseas partners to Tokyo-Japan, for our once-in-a-year "Grand Fair"!

Our partners from overseas: Europe, North America, South America, The Middle East, Asia, South East Asia and Oceania, so as much as 20 countries in total, expressed their desire to attend our 2015 Grand Fair, responding positively to our invitation for this international promotion event we're holding.

Last year, we've been welcoming more than 10,000 guests and we're expecting at least an equivalent success for this year's event! As you can imagine everyone is really excited about that!

This year our main theme of research, that took the name of "It's my style", will focus on the Organizational culture, the personal work styles, and the way they're linked.

As each individual has a different personality, each workplace also has its own culture, so we've been looking for hints to change our work approaches by reviewing the respective styles of each "individuals" and its "corporate ethics".

Last but not least, our participating partners will be able, beside learning about our products and visiting our showrooms and factories, to discover Tokyo itself, its exciting places of interest as well as to experience some typical Japanese traditional art techniques workshop!

So stay in touch with us for more information!

CIFF - The 36th China International Furniture Fair [Shanghai]

August 25, 2015

We're excited to announce that Okamura Corporation will be exhibiting at China International Furniture Fair (Shanghai) 2015, one of the largest trade shows in the office furniture industry in the world. Some of the new highlights that'll welcome visitors at the stand (6.2C21) will be an award-winning conference table, and the conference room chair Plimode, height-adjustable table SW, and the Okamura's signature task chair Sabrina Standard, to name a few. Come visit the stand and experience the world of Okamura.

More detail about the news: www.okamura.jp/en_ap/news/ciff2015/ (go to okamura Asia regional website)

Two Products from Okamura Win iF Design Award 2015

February 13, 2015

muffle and L-table from Okamura have won iF Design Award 2015. iF International Forum Design, the entity that confers the iF Design Award, is an independent organization in Hannover, Germany. This is among the most important design awards in the world with an annual number of over 20,000 competition entries from more than 50 countries. The award is a valuable advertising instrument, and for end users it is a neutral and independent decision-making aid. Okamura has won the award four straight years for the category of product design.
muffle is an innovative office system with limitless variations of layout and panel combination. Out of its ample color and style choices, users can enjoy creating customized workspaces of their own. muffle enables workers to create private spaces to promote focused work while loosely connected with others so they don’t lose the sense of collaboration at the same time. Since its debut in 2013, the concept of muffle has been received well enough to have recently expanded its product lineup.
L-table is a lecture table. It offers users the ultimate simplicity in its design, as well as some unique functionality. Being stackable in school lecture rooms or multi-purpose communication rooms, users can easily design their work style based on the type of their occasions or the size of the room. With its unique leg design, users can easily and smoothly connect multiple L-tables together without having these legs collide each other. L-table is also a recipient of Good Design Awards (Japan) in 2014.

2014

Okamura Grand Fair, Okamura Corporation’s largest company event, was held early November 2014

December 5, 2014

November is the season for annual Okamura Grand Fair! This year Okamura welcomed nearly 10,000 guests from all over the world. Why the Okamura Grand Fair 2014 was especially exciting was because Okamura successfully visualized its research and concept cultivated for almost a decade. Okamura had a unique concept called Active Workplace back in 2007, presenting 9 typical work scenes. This year that concept was redefined into the Six Scenes (Capsule, Fountain, Base, Forum, Pit, and Studio) under the main theme of Focus and Collaboration. Okamura Office Research Center initiated hatching this concept into vivid live layout all through the Okamura Garden Court Showroom at Hotel New Otani where all the guests had so much fun walking around and experiencing. The main purpose of the theme Focus and Collaboration is to place a great emphasis on the right balance between individual work and team work, and the joy of making choices. And muffle truly is a signature product for that.
Other than muffle, other new products also accentuated the entire event, consistently making effort to draw creativity and performance out of Okamura users. RUNA, synonym of a true versatility, was added to Okamura meeting chair collection this year. Another exciting conference chair was also received very well with its design – minimal but luxurious at the same time. For any inquiries or requests on this event or our new products, please contact your sales representative or email us from “Contact Us” form.

NeoCon 2014 in Chicago from June 9th to 11th 2014.

May 30, 2014

It is a great pleasure to inform you that we will be introducing our new products and concepts during the upcoming NeoCon 2014 in Chicago. We hope that you will stop by Okamura at Suite 11-124, 11th Fl. of the Merchandise Mart. On this special website please enjoy sneak peak on what Okamura will showcase for this exhibition. We look forward to seeing you at NeoCon 2014 in Chicago.
More detail about the news: www.okamura.jp/en_us/news/NeoCon2014/(go to okamura US site)

China International Furniture Fair 2014 in Guangzhou, China from March 28th to April 1st 2014.

March 10, 2014

It is a great pleasure to inform you that we will be introducing our new products and concepts during the upcoming CIFF Office 2014 in Guangzhou City. We hope that you will stop by our booth located "A Area, 4-2 B11". On this special website please enjoy sneak peak on Okamura product lineup for this exhibition.
We look forward to seeing you at CIFF Office 2014 Guangzhou.

The report on how well Okamura did at CIFF is now uploaded. (go to okamura asia regional website)

The Sabrina Smart Operation has won GOOD DESIGN 2013

February 12, 2014

We’re happy to announce you that our Sabrina Smart Operation has won GOOD DESIGN 2013. Founded in 1950, the Good Design Awards is the world's oldest and most important industrial design program organized annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. Submitted products are judged based on various factors such as innovation, new technology, materials used, structure, concept, and functions. Sabrina series is the fourth addition to the collaboration between Giugiaro Design and Okamura after Contessa, Baron (Okamura CP), and Luce (Luce also won the Award in 2011). The series has two sisters, older and original Sabrina Smart Operation which won the award and the younger sister, Sabrina Standard. What is the most notable about the series in common is its iconic back view with the ring structure. This part acts as both distinctive design and functional uniqueness. You can keep your correct S-shape posture on your back, and also bend rightward and leftward at the same time as the highlighted Sabrina experience. It is a great honor that Sabrina Smart Operation won the award out of over a thousand companies’ submissions in 48 countries.

News Release (PDF:674KB)

2013

10 products from Okamura Corporation won Good Design Award this year

December 9, 2013

10 products from Okamura Corporation won Good Design Award this year. We have won 497 Good Design Awards so far over half a century since we first won in 1962. Good Design Award is Japanese comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system, operated by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion. The system has its origins in the “Good Design Selection System” (known as the “G-Mark System”) instituted by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan in 1957. Distinguished design experts examine the entries. These experts are selected from various industries for assessing the worthy of the Good Design Award. Whether product can bless and enrich society and people's lives through its design or not is the largest deciding factor. For details, please visit our website or contact your sales representative in your region. : www.okamura.jp (go to okamura global site)

Seating

What Choral excites us the most is that it has 3,520 variations with many different types of back, leg, and fabric color. As its name says, the Choral chair harmonizes well with various work places. Sabrina series is now a new signature item of Okamura, consisting of two sisters, Sabrina Smart Operation and Sabrina Standard. Sabrina Smart Operation that launched ahead won the Award. The ring structure, an iconic design of the series is one whole part that acts both as distinctive design and functional uniqueness. Omnes is especially effective when used in an free address work place where many diverse workers are. No difficult adjustment is necessary and just sitting is all you need, as the Omnes chair automatically adjusts the reclining, depending on an occupant’s weight. Zart is a regular pleaser of our users. Even though you may already be very familiar with mesh, Zart will surprise you with its exceptional elasticity, as its three layer structure can also act as cushion-like comfortability.

Work Station and Panel System

When workers are so diverse, why can’t our office systems be as well? This is the background concept of developing Manifold, a total office system. With storage, monitor unit, panel and tray, Manifold can be fully tailor-made for any purpose of your work in any situation. White Line prompts our creative thinking without being overly formal. Table folding can be done in an instance with a lever, and storing when not in use is done in an instance. Vibrant colors not just help change your work scenes but also act as grouping. Zenac Panel Screen is easily employed in an open space. It will not occupy too much space as it has nesting legs. Deodorizer is built in and it offers better quality air for your working environment.

Laboratory and Health Care

All we cared in developing Karre was the highest comfortability and ease for the medical professionals who actually use this product in their busy and urgent work situations. Trays slide easily and also are layered depending on how this is used. As well as a standard cart type for going the rounds, the other type with monitor stand is also available which you can place a desktop computer. Divo is an IV stand that offers an extreme easy usability, also for the medical scenes. Ring shaped design in the middle is used as a handle, but also as a tray on which both patients and medical professionals can temporarily place small items. Leger is a fume hood that not just cares safety but also prompts intellectual productions required today. Leger’s stylish design enhances the researchers’ communications.

Okamura Grand Fair, Okamura Corporation’s largest company event, was held early November 2013

November 22, 2013

Okamura Grand Fair, Okamura Corporation’s largest company event, was held early November 2013, mainly for invited guests at Hotel New Otani at the heart of Tokyo. Okamura Grand Fair gathered over 9000 guests from both domestic and overseas. All through the Fair, we revisited the theme of the special presentation by Susan Cain back in May hosted by Okamura. With the main theme, Quiet Revolution, Okamura and Susan both agreed the importance of the right balance at any of our work places. Guests also enjoyed our presentation of the new products. The Sabrina Smart Operation Chair which first launched in Orgatec 2012 welcomed its younger sister, the Sabrina Standard Chair at this Fair which has high comfortability and lower price. The Sabrina series is our fourth addition to the collaboration with Giugiaro Design in Italy. An iconic back view of the Sabrina series is with the ring structure, one whole part which acts both as distinctive design and functional uniqueness. For any worker to shine, we will continue presenting many hints and solutions to your diverse working environment.

New Release of the Latest Model from the Sabrina Office Seating Series Sabrina Standard

November 5, 2013

Okamura Corporation launches the Sabrina Standard office seating at the Okamura Grand Fair 2013 taking place from Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. The Sabrina series is superb office seating with an original organic form developed in collaboration with Italian industrial designer, Giugiaro Design. The comfortable seating that originates from the ring structure of the backrest combining both design and function has garnered praise and design awards both domestically and internationally since its January 2013 release. The new Sabrina Standard retains the exquisite form with its flowing lines and comes with the Synchro Reclining system which interlinks the backrest and seat with levers on the bottom of the seat to move them front and back. Compared to the previously released Sabrina Smart Operation, this office seating is more affordable, easy-to-use, and draws creativity from a wider audience of today's business professionals.

News Release (PDF:1.2MB)

Okamura is exhibiting at NeoCon 2013.

June 10, 2013

Okamura is very excited to be exhibiting at NeoCon 2013, June 10-12. NeoCon is North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors with over 40,000 architecture and design professionals attending.
More detail about the news: www.okamura.jp/en_us/news/NeoCon2013/ (go to okamura US site)

OKAMURA announces the launch of the “Manifold” office system

April 26, 2013

OKAMURA CORPORATION has released its new “Manifold” office system. In today's world, working styles vary by corporate identity, business industry, job category, and employee, and “Manifold” is the total office system that can fit into any workplace. “Manifold” begins with a common simple structure and can be expanded into 4 basic types – Bench, Table, Free-standing, and Low-partition. Also, by combining optional storage, panels, and trays with the bountiful color variations, “Manifold” can accommodate into any office situation. From management offices and meeting areas to free address, individual work areas, and more, “Manifold” creates unique offices tailored to various situations in any industry or occupation.

visit asia regional product page: www.okamura.jp/en_ap/products/workstations/manifold/index.html  (go to okamura asia regional website)

News Release (PDF:1.00MB)

Information

April 3rd, 2013

Okamura Asia Gateway Opened

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