Suntory and furniture maker Karimoku have teamed up to sell a version of the K Chair made from whisky casks. Slated to be released on September 28, each chair uses plenty of cask wood: 4 casks in the armrests alone, according to Karimoku. They have deliberately left whisky cask-like elements in the wood, such as stains from whisky and marks from where the cask used nails.
The K Chair's popularity has risen alongside the popularity of cafes, with the various models now making up 60% of Karimoku's sales revenue. There are roughly 10,000 sold every year.
This ex-whisky cask edition however will be significantly more limited. They estimate they'll be able to produce around 150 per year. The single-seater version will be sold for 73,000 yen before taxes, and the two-seater will go for 106,500 yen. Grab one at your local Karimoku 60 store in Japan and Korea.
Whiskey Richard is the founder of nomunication.jp, and has been saying he has lived in Japan for ten years for the past four years. He enjoys drinking basically anything except straight-up Campari.