Established in 1974, OAK VILLAGE is a woodcrafts company with an aim to build a sustainable society in which humans and the surrounding environment not only co-exist, but also evolve symbiotically. Our studio is in the woods of Takayama, Japan, where the woodcraft heritage has existed for over 1,300 years.
By applying traditional Japanese woodcraft techniques, we strive to create products that last as long as possible. We minimize the usage of non-recyclable and non-biodegradable materials in our products so that when they are no longer usable in their original form, they may be recycled or returned to the earth.
In an effort to ensure the health and diversity of forests, we established an NPO called Acorn Club (Donguri no Kai) in 1981, which plants and maintains broad-leaved forests with the help of volunteers. Members of the organization nurture over 30,000 saplings every year, plant them in various places in Japan, and look after the forests.
Turning a 100-Year-Old Tree into Products that Last 100 Years
We strive to create products that will last as many years as the age of the trees used in our products. It is our way of paying respect to the forests from which we receive great resources, and in the meanwhile, we can plant and nurture trees to grow new forests.
From Bowls to Buildings
Using solid wood (as opposed to plywood or veneer), we use different parts of a given tree for different purposes. We create a wide range of wooden products, ranging from small articles like accessories and tableware, to larger items like furniture, and we also specialize in wooden architecture. Through our products we hope to support the needs of a sustainable lifestyle.
One Acorn for Every ChildIf we take one tree from a forest, we must give one back. Out of this belief, we created a sister NPO, Donguri no Kai (Acorn Club), which plants and nurtures tree saplings, and maintain healthy forests in various places in Japan. We hope to create a sustainable cycle of resources usage and renewal.
|Name||OAK VILLAGE Co.,Ltd.|
|Main Workshop & Showroom||846 Makigahora Kiyomi-cho Takayama-shi Gifu 506-0101 Japan
TEL: +81-577-68-2246 FAX: +81-577-68-2219
|Jiyugaoka Showroom||2-15-22 Jiyugaoka Meguro-ku Tokyo 152-0035 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5731-3107 FAX: +81-3-5731-3108
|Tokyo Office||#203 1-4-10 Jiyugaoka Meguro-ku Tokyo 152-0035 Japan
TEL: +81-3-6421-2401 Fax: +81-3-6421-2723
Thank you for your interest in OAK VILLAGE. Because we take great pride in our unique combination of natural & local material, quality design, innovative craftsmanship, and in our customer service, our primary goal is to build a congenial, long-lasting, prosperous relationship with you and your company. Please contact us.