Kolumba side table - low



The Kolumba Museum is an excellent example of integrating the existing architecture with the new. The side tables used in the museum’s reading room are made using Japanese materials and techniques.

Rice cultivation has been the center of Japanese culture, and traditions such as pounding mochi (rice cakes) for celebrations still live today. We wondered if we could apply the technology of carving out zelkova logs to make usu (mortar) for pounding rice and thus create a product with a pure form.

The table carved out from a single zelkova log shows a beautiful grain on the sides, with a tabletop painted with a vibrant colour. The paint is only applied on the very top surface, creating a modern look of a contrast between the bright colour and the natural grain. The four brilliant colour variations add an accent to the space, and the two different size variations create a rhythm.

A tree that has lived a long time is reborn as a piece of furniture to become a part of human lives. The colour changes, the cracks appear, and the shape of the wood changes over time, resembling the primitive strength of nature.


Wood: Zelkova
Top: Urethane filled painting
Side/Bottom: Urethane clear
Width: 580 mm
Depth: 580 mm
Height: 380 mm

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Top Color:

・There are individual differences in the wood, such as grain, tiger spots, and color of the material.
・This product is for indoor use only.
・Do not set up products in places that are exposed to direct sunlight or wind from air-conditioning equipment as much as possible, or they could cause a deformation, discoloration, breakage, and warpage.
・Appropriate humidity for the operating environment is 40-60%. Drying may cause splitting or warping of the wood.
・Mold may happen to the table due to the high moisture content of the log.
・Do not use volatile chemicals such as thinner and benzine or abrasives, or they could scratch products to cause discoloration or property change.
・As alcohol or chlorine-based sterilizing liquids could corrode a urethane coating, avoid using them frequently. In addition, discontinue use immediately if any phenomenon, such as surface stickiness, lifting of the coating film, or change in gloss, is observed at the time of use. Recoating may be required depending on the condition.

・Wipe with a dry cloth or a damp cloth that is tightly wrung out.
・Be sure to wipe with a dry cloth after wiping with a damp cloth. Depending on the type of cloth used, it may get caught onto the wood fibers to make the wood material surface fuzzy. In particular, avoid the use of cloths made of chemical fibers.
・If oil stains etc. adhere to the product surfaces, remove them with a cloth moistened with diluted neutral detergent (three to five percent). After that, wipe with a damp cloth that is tightly wrung out, and then wipe with a dry cloth to remove all water droplets.

The tax amount, VAT rate, and duty rate vary from 5% to 20%, depending on the country. 

Payment of duties

Import VAT, and other taxes associated with the importation of the purchased product will be communicated to you by the courier at customs clearance via email or on your registered telephone number. Depending on where you live, you may have to pay at the time of delivery to your address.


Estimated delivery time

All products are order-made and carefully processed, assembled, and finished by our craftsmen in Japan.

Production time for Time & Style products will take up to 7 weeks.
Production time for the Peter Zumthor collection takes three months.

For large quantities we will contact you.

For any further information, please contact us.

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