Inside Co-Founder of Oak & Saint's Vision in Designing Furniture That Unifies

Introducing Oak & Saint's 'The Kyōdō Communal Table,' Garcia is not merely designing furniture; she's fostering a sense of togetherness and unity. Drawing inspiration from the profound principles of Omotenashi and the timeless beauty of communal art.



The Essence of Omotenashi

Omotenashi, the Japanese art of hospitality, goes beyond mere service; it's about anticipating needs without the expectation of reciprocity. It’s this principle that lies at the heart of the Kyōdō Communal Table. Garcia’s design transcends the physical structure of the table to embody the spirit of selfless hospitality, encouraging shared experiences and a welcoming atmosphere.




A Vision of Togetherness

But Garcia's vision doesn't stop at Omotenashi. The Kyōdō Communal Table is also inspired by an art piece that champions unity and togetherness. This isn't just a table; it's a meeting ground, a place where individuals come together, not just to share a meal, but to share ideas, laughter, and life itself. The table's design, with its seamless curves and inclusive form, encourages interaction and conversation, breaking down barriers and fostering a genuine connection among those who gather around it.



The  Kyōdō Communal Table for Oak & Saint

The Kyōdō Communal Table is a testament to her talent and vision. Each element of the table, from the choice of materials to the final finish, is carefully considered to create a piece that is not only beautiful but meaningful. Garcia’s work invites us to rethink the role of furniture in our lives, seeing it not just as a functional item but as a catalyst for community and connection.




A Table for All

In a world where digital connections often overshadow physical ones, The Kyōdō Communal Table serves as a reminder of the importance of coming together. It's a space where conversations start, ideas are shared, and relationships are strengthened. Through her innovative design, Garcia is not just creating furniture; she's building bridges between people, one table at a time.

Janette Garcia's journey is just beginning, but her impact is already being felt. The Kyōdō Communal Table is more than a piece of furniture; it's a movement towards a more connected and communal society. In Garcia’s hands, design becomes a powerful tool for change, encouraging us to embrace the principles of Omotenashi and the art of togetherness. As we gather around her table, we're reminded of the beauty of unity and the strength of shared experiences. Garcia isn't just designing for today; she's shaping the communal spaces of tomorrow.