Tendo Mokko was established in 1940 in the city of Tendo, located in the Yamagata Prefecture of Tohoku, Japan, a woodworking town famous for the Japanese chess pieces it produced. The artisans of Yamagata have always had a mentality that combined curiosity, technique, and patience. One of the first companies in Japan to use formed plywood to mass-produce high-quality furniture, today, Tendo furniture is still durable and easy to use. Tendo Mokko has expanded to collaborate with top Japanese architects and designers in order to create complex, curved lines that are impossible with natural wood. Their goal is to create furniture of excellent quality that parents will want to pass down to their children, who will in turn pass it down to their own children as well.