Saito Wood Magazine Rack
This magazine rack is designed with both form and function in mind giving way to a lightweight yet durable piece with a beautiful dark wood grain for a signature Japanese mid-century feel. The soft “V” shape can hold everything from magazines and newspapers to heavier coffee table-style books and publications.
6" L x 10.75” H x 6” W
Isamu Saito originally established a name producing baseball bats in Kawanecho. With a limited supply of wood due to the Second World War, Saito started his Saito Woodworking shop in 1950 by laminating several thin layers of wood together to create “molded plywood” for furniture and other household goods. This gave him the ability to bend and shape his products in ways unachievable with raw wood while still maintaining strength and a naturalistic feel, an aesthetic that many compare to Ray and Charles Eames.
Molded plywood, Walnut veneer
May be slight variation in the grain of the wood
Dust furniture with a slightly damp soft lint-free cloth or with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture. Wipe dry with a dry soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain. Do not use aerosol-powered cleaners or polishes.
Twice a Year:
Apply a good quality furniture polish with a clean soft cloth. Do not use aerosol-powered cleaners or polishes. Do not use polishes containing waxes or abrasives, or polishes that are oil based.
Minor Repair of Water Rings, Stains, and Scratches:
Rub the surface lightly in the direction of the wood grain using No. 0000 steel wool. Apply a scratch-removing polish with a color and value that simulates the veneer. If the scratches are deep, consult a professional furniture refinisher.