Designed in a country where space is at a premium, the Mortaise collection fits perfectly into the long tradition of Japanese furniture which is both highly functional (each piece has its use), mobile (easy to move) and light and airy (it should not darken the space and should therefore allow one to look through it). A pared-down, timeless, light piece which achieves a perfect balance between full and empty, light and dark. Each piece is capable of multiple uses, in any room in the house: the shelving unit could be used as a hall console, a mini bookshelf in the sitting room or office, even as bathroom shelving, whilst the occasional table could be a small low table, sofa end table, bedside table or even a plant stand. This project rests on the association of blocks of satin-varnished solid natural oak and tops in satin black lacquered MDF. Each piece is fitted with felt gliders.