WAKA WAKA

To end up designing simple wooden chairs and tables inspired by the shrine furniture of his native Japan, Shin Okuda took quite the circuitous route, studying literature and education before becoming a tour guide in Scottsdale, Arizona, and an art fabricator in Los Angeles. Meeting his soul mate, Kristin Dickson of the L.A. store IKO IKO, certainly didn’t hurt — Okuda now makes furniture for her shop under the moniker WAKA WAKA, and she stocks his shelves with objects gathered on trips the couple frequently takes back to his home country. The only place you’ll find his colorful geometric bookshelves, outside of IKO IKO, is right here at Sight Unseen.


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