MOQU (木) simply translates to “wood” in Japanese. For us, the word also stands for Modern design + Quality, as it is our mission to introduce new sustainable design concepts using traditional Japanese craftwork.
Following in the footsteps of craftsmen from our ancestral Hida region, MOQU produces furniture from planted and second-growth forests in Japan. Advocates of a process that employs the use of the whole wood, as opposed to only small sections typically found in plywood and MDF, MOQU aims to instill a sense of durability rarely seen in modern furniture design.
Our goal is to design each piece to last as many years as the trees that the material was derived from. Furthering our ancestor’s philosophy of diversity and conservation, MOQU furniture is capable of expanding and reinventing itself such that the furniture will become a part of your life and evolve to suit your needs.
Inspired by building blocks, MOQU is a modular furniture system that consists of four basic geometric modules in ebony or natural. Each module is covered with rows of perforations on all four sides and secured together by hidden bolt screws. This unique design allows the modules to transform into furniture when they are positioned and/or stacked according to your preference. In addition, MOQU offers options to accessorize the modules with doors, drawers or shelves to accommodate books, wine racks, LPs and more.
Essentially, the only limit is your imagination.