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About Oda Collection

Oda Collection consists of furniture and household items with excellent 20th century designs, collected and studied worldwide by chair researcher Noritsugu Oda over more than 50 years. It includes over 8,000 items such as chairs and tables, lighting, tableware and cutlery, and toys, primarily from Scandinavia. Along with related literature, photographs, drawings, and other materials totaling about 20,000 items, this collection is systematically organized and is an extremely valuable collection, unparalleled in the world. Currently, about 1,350 chairs, which form the core of the collection, have been acquired by the town of Higashikawa, Hokkaido, and registered as cultural assets. Through exhibitions and lectures, the collection conveys to many people the joy and inspiration of “for a thoughtfully beautiful lifestyle.”

Overview

Chairs
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Tables
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Cabinets
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Ceramics
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Glassware
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Cutlery
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Dishes/Bowls
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Ornaments
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Birdhouses
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Light fittings
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Candle holders
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Various resources
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History

1972

Noritsugu Oda purchased his first fine chair, LC4 by Le Corbusier

1980

Established his private chair laboratory, CHAIRS, with Kinuko Senoo and Yoshio Hayashi

1989

Exhibition of 180 Danish Chairs (Nagoya)

1990

Involved in exhibits for the 1st International Furniture Design Fair Asahikawa 1990

Finn Juhl Memorial Exhibition (Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Tokyo, Asahikawa)

1991

Oda Collection Organization founded by volunteers

1994

Oda relocated to Asahikawa, Hokkaido, bringing his collection with him

1995

Exhibition of the Great Hans J. Wegner (Tokyo)

1997

Exhibition of Danish Chairs 200held to commemorate the publishing of Danish Chairs (Osaka)

Won the Danish Design Award

2000

Exhibition of Masterpieces of the 20th Century: 200 Chairs by 200 Designers (Kobe)

2002

Oda’s house in Higashikagura Town, Hokkaido was completed using blueprints personally created by Oda

2007

Nordic Modernism, Design and Crafts Exhibition (Nagasaki, Utsunomiya, Kyoto, Tokyo)

2010

Wood Products Exhibition and It’s Just a Stool Exhibition (Asahikawa)

Exhibition of Lifestyle Design and Culture from Finland, Northern Europe (Nagano)

2011

Beautiful Life in Northern Europe: Lifestyle and Design Exhibition (Asahikawa)

2012

Finn Juhl Exhibition (Seoul)

Granted the title of Director Emeritus of Denmark Finn Juhl Institute

2014

Exhibition Commemorating the 100th Anniversary Chair Exhibition of Hans J. Wegner at International Furniture Design Fair Asahikawa 2014

2015

Won the 1st Hans J. Wegner Award

2017

Official signing of the decision to make the Oda Collection publicly owned by the Higashikawa Town Government

There are plans to open a Project Office for the establishment of a design museum

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Life at Oda’s Residence — 織田邸の暮らし

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織田憲嗣氏に聞く思い出のコレクション12

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Life at Oda’s Residence

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A collection of memories by Mr. Noritsugu Oda 12

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