Ishinomaki Laboratory, a partner project of Ishinomaki 2.0, is a community craft studio located in a building adjacent to IRORI Ishinomaki.
They are founded by the architect Keiji Ashizawa with a support from Herman Miller and other companies as a place where local people in Ishinomaki build the wooden furniture products designed by architects in Tokyo. The studio team is led by the factory manager Chiba-san who is a local sushi chef. Ishinomaki Laboratory is also functioning as a unique educational institute for the community holding a lot of workshops.

Their sophisticated wooden furniture is already making a great success and has been installed in notable offices and stores including the Tokyo office of Media Arts Lab— Apple's ad agency. What they brought into the tsunami-affected areas is the creative and innovative ideas to nurture a new industry. Ishinomaki Laboratory is another builder of Ishinomaki's future.
洗練されたデザインを持つ彼らの木製家具はすでに大人気となり、Appleの広告代理店であるMedia Arts Labの東京オフィスをはじめとする注目すべきオフィスや店舗にも導入されている。津波の被災地にクリエイティブで革新的なアイデアを持ち込み、新しい産業を育てている石巻工房。ここにもまた、石巻の未来がある。