Katsumi Moroi: MRMc Custom Luxury Design

Mid-century Design Remodel

I thought it best to start out your week with the amazing, furniture designer, artist and craftsman Katsumi Moroi of MRMc. This designer creates custom works based on the needs and design aesthetic of the space and surroundings. He has done everything from luxury car showcase pavillion design to an architectural remodel in Joshua Tree to a classic Arne Jacobson Egg chair. Moroi’s company MRMc is a multi-disciplinary design firm that focuses on crafting functional/beautiful spaces and objects using both traditional and advanced manufacturing processes. They strive to achieve beauty, efficiency and sustainability through material selection and fabrication techniques. While the breadth of his portfolio is pleasantly endless, here are some of his recent projects. 

Joshua Tree Exterior Renovation

This remodel was done in collaboration with Michael Rotondi and a crew of interns from Sam Mockbee’s rural studio. The overall remodel  of the house was meant to be seen as a found object in the desert.

THE PROCESS

Some of Moroi’s services range from architectural design and construction, furniture/product design and fabrication as well as prototyping.

French country tables designed and built for the Chef Ludo Lefebrve. The Material to include reclaimed lumber which creates a more antique like patina/look.

The materials used on this cabinet are considered green and sustainable. The cabinet body is made from a material called Dakota Burl, which is made from sunflower seed husks pressed into a board using eco resins. The door and drawer  faces are made from Kirei board, which is made from agricultural wheat stocks, sorgum plant. The stock which are typically burned after harvest are cut and pressed together to form sheets that have the aesthetic characteristics of a Gustaf Klimpt painting or the cellular structure of a plant leaf under microscope.

 Craftsman testing the structure of his design

classic Arne Jacobson Egg chair

Cabinet design for Mid-century remodel

Toyota/ Lexus Pavilions for the Classic car show and race at Laguna Seca Speedway in Monterrey, California.

For MRMc LLC Design Services contact kmoroi@sciarc.edu.
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3 Comments to “Katsumi Moroi: MRMc Custom Luxury Design”

  1. I’ve been wanting that center coffee table in the first picture for a very long time. I have a big abstract painting in my living room, a replica of one of Kazimir Malevich paintings, famous for painting the “Black Square.” The painting includes all the primary colors, and I think that table would go well with the painting. My living room is very artsy with very few feminine touches.

  2. Sounds amazing!! I love the first room as well. The reconstruction of the room and the furniture all flow so effortlessly together. From the sound of it, this type of table would be perfect for your room. You should email Katsumi (kmoroi@sciarc.edu.) and ask him about the table. He is really wonderful and so talented. I’m currently painting our formal room stark white like a contemporary gallery and I’m going to over hang the walls to showcase the art.

  3. Didnt know him before! Thank you for introducing us such an artist!

    http://cravingforbarneys. Om

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