Conde House, a global furniture company celebrates 50 years of traditional Japanese craftsmanship

Conde House craftsman. Image: Conde House

Conde House celebrates its 50th birthday this year.

The company was founded in 1968 by Minoru Nagahara, on the principle of maintaining a peaceful co-existence with nature.

Mr Nagahara studied furniture making and design in West Germany in the 1960s and returned to Asahikawa in 1966. Two years later, he started Conde House.

RB dining table and wing chair

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“While we take pride in our craftsmanship and make furniture pieces that are simple and functional, I think we also have an obligation to maintain our environment as we depend on the resources and services it provides,” said Yuki Watanabe, president of Conde House USA and chairman of Conde House Japan. Once a year, the entire factory team plants new trees to give back to the Earth what has been taken.

Splinter chairs

Conde House has worked with internationally-recognised designers from around the world for over 30 years. This approach, coupled with traditional Japanese craftsmanship, has resulted in modern furniture designed to be comfortable, practical and style trend transcendent. The company’s design ethos includes using cutting-edge technology with sustainable, innovative materials to produce simple, yet elegant, products.