Scandinavian-inspired Japanese furniture brand launches custom carbon fiber lounge chair

Photo credit, all images: Mishima

Mishima (Tokyo, Japan) is a Scandinavian-inspired Japanese furniture brand that uses additive manufacturing (AM) techniques and advanced carbon fiber composite materials to make custom furniture on demand for modern tastes. On November 2, the company unveiled its flagship product, a bespoke lounge chair and ottoman supported by a single carbon fiber composite structure.

The Mishima lounge chair and ottoman boast true unibody construction, crafted in 3D with a single pass of continuous carbon fiber thermoplastic composite. Its characteristic support structure is made without joints or glue with ultra-high modulus aerospace grade carbon fiber for high strength to support the chair; it also passes stringent ANSI / BIFMA durability and safety standards.

“The distinct engineering and materials used for Mishima give the body a feeling of weightlessness,” describes Sonny Vu, CEO of Mishima. “It’s perfectly angled for comfort and its strong, physics-defying core allows the body to feel like it’s floating in the air without being disturbed.”

Mishima lounge chair design.

Mishima says customers can choose from a curated selection of high-quality, luxurious fabrics and supple leathers in a variety of premium shades. Additionally, Mishima’s base and shell can be customized with matte or metallic finishes in jewelry hues, including a special edition, polished 24k gold finish. There are nearly 250 possible combinations to choose from, the company adds.

The first 500 Mishima armchairs and ottomans made will be the founder’s series, Mishima said. Units can be configured, viewed with augmented reality, and purchased online at, with the first 50 units available for immediate shipment.

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