What is it about Japanese camping gear that always seems to look so good? Chalk it up to a flair for good design and the ability to create practical furniture for small spaces. Case in point: Peregrine, a small Japanese outfitter that makes outdoor goods by hand. We've long been fans of the brand Snow Peak and are now adding this latest Japanese find to our camp purveyors list. And while Peregrine puts their furniture to the test in the great outdoors, its pieces look equally at home in the garden. Added bonus: All easily store flat when not in use.
Above: The folding Wing Table sits low to the ground and is made of walnut; ¬•22,800 ($222). It's covered in a combination Tablecloth/Apron, ¬•3,800 ($37), that is hand-stitched in Iwate by women survivors of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
Above: The Donkey Table is walnut and comes with a selection of leg sizes. The slatted top rolls up when not in use; ¬•24,400 ($238). For information on the stools, see below.
Above: The lightweight Ecdysis Bench has cedar armrests that hold cups; ¬•28,000 ($273).
Above: The oak-framed Tick Tuck Stool is adjustable to various heights and folds flat; ¬•13,000 ($126.75).
Above: The Yes We Camp! Big Tote Bag has handles on all sides; ¬•6,500 ($63).
Above: The Star Pot Stand is made of cedar, brass, and leather; ¬•3,000 ($29.25).
Above: The Camel Potholder is leather; ¬•3,800 ($37).
Above: The Ecdysis Bench, patterned with a camouflage of trees and snow, is ¬•28,000 ($273).
To see the full line, go to Peregrine Furniture.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 18, 2014, as part of our Summer Cottage issue.