YOGASMOGA – Newport Beach, CA

NY-based Axis Mundi Design, in collaboration with the founder of Yogasmoga, selected reSAWN’s KINOKO shou sugi ban charred reclaimed hemlock and TORA shou sugi ban charred cypress for the newest Yogasmoga location in Fashion Island.


KINOKO :: shou sugi ban charred reclaimed hemlock


TORA :: shou sugi ban charred cypress


Interior Wall Cladding:
TORA – shou sugi ban charred cypress
burnt and sealed on face only – interior
#2 common grade
Tongue & Groove
7/8″ thick X 5-1/8″ wide X 6-16′ random lengths


Millwork & Exterior Siding:
KINOKO – shou sugi ban charred reclaimed hemlock
burnt and sealed on face only
rustic grade
7/8″ thick X 7″ wide X 12′ lengths


YOGASMOGA® is a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company that upholds the tenets of yoga through responsible and authentic business practices that inspire deep, direct and lasting connections with customers. Founded in 2013 by siblings Rishi and Tapasya Bali, the company is headquartered in New York City with significant production and retail operations in California and Massachusetts. YOGASMOGA crafts its products from innovative proprietary fabrics developed in its research and development facilities in California. As an expression of its ethos, YOGASMOGA uses only unretouched photography and manufactures its products domestically in the USA. YOGASMOGA created the NAMASKAR FOUNDATION to benefit health and education and facilitate micro-lending for residents of remote Himalayan villages.

YOGASMOGA recently opened a new store in Fashion Island – an upscale open-air lifestyle center in Newport Beach, California. The store design incorporates a liberal use of reSAWN’s TORA charred cypress and KINOKO charred reclaimed hemlock, using the Japanese woodworking technique known as “shou sugi ban.”

reSAWN and YOGASMOGA share many of the same values including a core of authenticity, a mantra of innovation, and products made responsibly in the USA to name but a few.

Axis Mundi Design was founded by John Beckmann in 2004.  The New York-based design studio has a reputation for interdisciplinary work across the fields of architecture, interior and product design. The firm has conceived and executed residential, commercial and hospitality projects; a wide array of home and lifestyle products; as well as landscapes, art installations and sculpture. The firm’s environmental sympathies are expressed in their conscientious selection of materials, and echoed in its appreciation for original architecture and its elements.

reSAWN’s CHARRED offering features cypress, western red cedar, Accoya, Kebony, black walnut, red oak, white oak and reclaimed hemlock that is burnt in the Japanese tradition of shou sugi ban.  Our award-winning CHARRED products pay homage to the traditional Japanese technique of “shou-sugi-ban” aka “yakisugi” without being literal.  Historically very specific in their definition, “shou-sugi-ban” and “yakisugi” have become common nomenclature for modern charred wood designs in general.  All of reSAWN’s CHARRED products are made in the USA, in our facility in Telford, PA.

Doug Human Photography :: HAI shou sugi ban charred cypress
M GROUP :: TRADEMARK reclaimed barn siding