The best of West Coast and Japanese studio furniture and lighting

The Kozai Modern gallery in Vancouver brings together an exclusive and tightly edited 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 term used by Japanese craftsmen for hardwoods

Whether Canadian or Japanese, our artisans design from a thorough understanding of material and craft. Their clean designs focus on functional end-use and ergonomic comfort.

Kozai Modern was opened in 2003 by Ron Cromie, a long-time resident of Japan and China with a fascination for 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.

Kozai Modern clients are increasingly international and we ship just about anywhere in the world including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan, London, the Middle East and Mexico. 

Architects & Interior Designers

We welcome contract orders from accredited architects, interior designers and specifiers. Visit to learn more. 


Kozai Modern Designs Inc.

1515 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada V6J 1R1

+1 604 677 8166

Gallery Hours

Tuesday to Saturday   10am to 6pm  (closed holidays)

Finding Us

The Kozai Modern gallery is located in the South Granville gallery area of Vancouver, on West 6th Avenue just west of Granville Street - a 10 minute drive from downtown Vancouver and approximately 15 minutes from YVR airport.


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