J+i Tsumiki

Kaori Shiina


Stool made from a single block of aromatic cedar in the shape of a cube with openings on the side faces. The products are made from completely natural wood, hand-finished without the addition of any treatment. Movements, cracks and changes in the appearance of the wood are intrinsic characteristics of these items and result from the natural settlement and diverse environmental conditions.


Kaori Shiina


After degree in Art and Literature at the University SEIJO, she graduated from the Institute of Design TOKYO DESIGNER Gaguin.

Since 1987 she has been collaborating with Studio De Pas D'Urbino Lomazzi.

In 2005 she began her own activity, opening a studio where she developed activities in the field of Industrial Design and Interior Design.

Since 2012, Kaori Shiina and Riccardo Nardi began their collaboration, founding together a studio in Milan: Shiina + Nardi Design.

In addition to design activities, she works also as Design Director and Design Producer for Japanese and Italian companies.

 Shiina + Nardi Design studio planned and organized in 2013 Milan Fuorisalone an event, the "Oriental design week". Kaori Shiina took the role of the producer of the exhibition "J + I“- 6 Women Japanese Designers Collaborate with Italian Artisans.

Working between Japan and Italy, her life work theme is: "Design and traditional crafts"

The studio has participated in various important events and international exhibitions.


Wood and finishes
Cedarwood raw
Cedar Contract
Cedar Sanded
Cedar Vulcano

data sheet



These articles are entirely made in solid scented cedar wood. Any movement in the wood, little cracks and changes that might occur over time cannot be considered grounds for complaint as they are due not to imperfections in the material but rather to a natural settling of the wood

in reaction to various environmental conditions.
Similarly the possible appearance of marks or little patches of mould on the surface of the product is a perfectly normal reaction by solid wood in particular to prolonged periods of storage in transport packing.

Should such problems occur we ask you to undertake the following actions using the maintenance kit:

1) use the brush supplied to remove any traces of mould.
2) wash the parts previously worked on with water.
3) leave the article to dry in a dry and well aired place.

A typical characteristic of the items realized in solid cedar is the possible leakage of the resin that is naturally contained inside the wood, especially on the bottom of the product. Please be informed that, in order to avoid problems of spots or absorption of resin contained into solid cedar, we kindly suggest You not to locate items in cedarwood on carpets or soft surfaces which do not allow the ventilation of the bottom part of the item, especially in the first months from the purchasing. We suggest to keep them in a dry and good ventilated place.

Natural Living

Each purchaser that buys a Riva 1920 product will receive as a gift a small plant, upon request, to return the favour to nature that originally produced the wood used for the production of the piece of furniture purchased.


Picture is for presentation purposes only, therefore it could be not perfectly representative.
Packaging in wooden crate has been replaced with packaging in recycled carton for a lower impact on the environment.

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