‘The Forgotten Fabric’ exhibition of Japanese designer Yusuke Seki was made for Tokyo based textile brand Majotae, a company specialized in fabrics made from hemp woven.
Maruhiro‘s flagship store in Saga Prefecture, Japan, features a snow-white, site-specific installation of layered tableware. The leading producer of Hasami ceramics gathered 25,000 products to create an artisanal surface made of plates, bowls and cups.
ShiShi Yamazaki created a beautifully animated clip for Japanese singer YUKI. Featuring a female figure, morphing and transforming into abstract shapes, the pink video
The clean branding for Cha.ology is a tribute to the Japanese art of drinking tea. Recently opened in Manchester, the identity developed by a local Alphabet design agency is minimal and contemporary and was created in collaboration with Cha.ology’s founder Mei Lee.
Satoyama Jujo is a 150-year-old-house transfromed into a 12-room boutique hotel in a city of Minami-Uonuma, two hours drive away from Tokyo. Its name can be translated as ‘mountain village’ and everything inside this small resort draws inspiration from Asian tradition.
Onsen is a Japan-inspired zen bathhouse fit in a former auto body shop in San Francisco. Designed from scratch by husband and wife Sunny Simmons and Caroline Smith, they aimed to keep the original spirit of the place, while adding a modern touch.
With its 8,400 chopsticks suspended on a ceiling, Basho Sushi House in Porto is a space highlighting the work of a sushi chef. Designed by Paulo Merlini, the bar is only a 25-square-metre space where the installation marks a central point of the restaurant, adding a touch of magic to the dining experience.