Explore the beauty, essence, and enduring impact of Japanese design. By Rossella Menegazzo, Stefania Piotti and Kenya Hara.
Through some 250 objects this book explores contemporary Japanese design: from everyday objects and packaging to interior design and lighting elements. Ultimately the book aims to explore the way in which Japanese design manages to harness its materials – whether natural or synthetic – and at the same time combines respect for tradition with forward-thinking and experimentation.
The objects featured were chosen because of their strong Japanese character and the influence this 'Japaneseness' has had on Western culture. Rather than following a chronological order or concentrating on the designers, this book focuses on the objects and is categorized by material, highlighting the strong link between design and material in Japan.
Phaidon / 288 pages / 10 5/8" x 8 1/8"
Rare indigo dyed bast fiber furoshiki inspired bag. Made by combining repurposed materials with the needle-and-thumb approach. The artist transforms textile remnants into artworks to last for years to come.
Handmade in San Francisco / 24" long / Leather straps / One-of-a-kind
Nourishing salve for hands and body. Plant butters, Carrot seed oil, calendula and beeswax seal in moisture and protect skin from further irritation and dryness. High concentrations of argan oil help improve elasticity and skin texture while coconut oil, olive oil and mango nut butter provide deep moisture.
Kahina Giving Beauty
28 g / Certified organic and fair trade