group monomono is a project team formed in 1970 by Yoshio Akioka, a central figure of the KAK design group. They are based in Tokyo and have been leaders in the revival of woodworking and other handicrafts in Japan. The industrial design firm, KAK was established in 1953 by Yoshio Akioka, Junnosuke Kawa and Itaru Kaneko. They created unique industrial designs while making the most of their individual strengths. All three members were familiar with woodworking, and appeared in magazine articles and on TV shows that introduced woodworking to weekend DIY enthusiasts.