(or umame, from jap. 旨 味) - one of the five basic tastes recognized by man.
The existence of separate taste receptors that respond to glutamate which is the source of umami taste,
was coined in 1908 by Kikunae Ikeda and in 2000, the researchers distinguished the taste of umami from the salty taste.
is a furniture family inspired by the Japanese culture and its love for simplicity.
Just as the umami taste was distinguished from the salty taste, in the case of a family of dressers, Max Kobiela has exposed the internal body of the furniture. This treatment exposes the internal structural elements have become the decoration of the external form, making it a decoration. What is usually invisible has been exposed in the case of the
family, becoming its characteristic feautre.
The expressive and unique form of sideboards family, which refers to the characteristic Japanese built-in walls and thier divisions becomes a playing filed for chiarouscruo.