The best of West Coast and Japanese studio furniture and lighting
The Kozai Modern gallery in Vancouver Canada brings together a tightly edited and exclusive collection of the very best of local West Coast studio furniture and artisan lighting, complemented by carefully selected chair and lighting lines from Japan.
Our collection reflects a fusion of mid-century modern, open West Coast sensibilities, a less-is-more aesthetic, and superb West Coast and Japanese craftsmanship. Most importantly, our pieces celebrate the unique character and personality of each and every piece of solid hardwood. Our name Kozai is a woodworking term used by Japanese craftsmen for hardwoods.
Kozai Modern was opened in 2003 by Ron Cromie, a long-time resident of Japan and China who has long had a fascination with furniture and furniture making. He was soon joined by Hideki Shimizu who was born in Tokyo Japan, studied fine arts in the U.S. and London, and has a passion for design and an eye for detail.
In our early years, Kozai focused on the meticulously crafted studio furniture and lighting we had seen living in Japan. Since then we have have also embraced the best of the burgeoning studio furniture scene in Vancouver. We continue to add to our Japanese lines, especially chairs, at which Japanese workshops excel both in attention to detail and ergonomic comfort.
Whether Canadian or Japanese, our artisans design from a thorough understanding of material and craft. Their designs are clean and simple, and focus on ergonomic comfort and end-use.
Kozai Modern clients are increasingly international and we can ship just about anywhere in the world. In recent years, in addition to the U.S., we have shipped furniture and lighting to Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan, London, the Middle East and Mexico.
Architects & Interior Designers
We welcome contract orders from accredited architects, interior design firms, furniture specifiers, and project managers.
On the lighting side we have worked with designers to some of the world's leading luxury hotel groups, including Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis. We have also supplied both lighting and furniture to high-end residential show suites locally and abroad. Where cost and time effective, larger orders of Japanese items can be shipped directly from Japan to the destination site.
Our furniture and lighting pieces have also appeared in a diverse range of feature films including Twilight, Mimsy, 2012, Samurai Girl, This Means War and Caprica, as well as numerous TV pilots and other productions.
1515 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada V6J 1R1
+1 604 677 8166
Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm (closed holidays)
The Kozai Modern gallery is located in the South Granville gallery area of Vancouver, on West 6th Avenue just west of Granville Street and south of the Granville Street Bridge. We are a 5-10 minute drive from downtown Vancouver and approximately 15 minutes from Vancouver International Airport (YVR).