Tag: "japan"

What is the future of these garments that are so deeply rooted in the past?

What makes Japanese denim special is not only the materials, machinery, and techniques, but also the people and ideas behind the process. This film reveals the intense passion and insight behind Japanese denim, but also poses the question; what is the future of these garments that are so deeply rooted in the past?

WASARA, made out of bamboo and bagasse

WASARA was born from a desire to design tableware that perfectly complements the dishes you serve and creates a heartwarming and comfortable setting, even though it can only be used once.

Ishinomaki Laboratory

Ishinomaki Lab is striving to push the DIY concept forward to broaden the horizons of DIY design, helping to energise people and the community as a local-running independent company. Ishinomaki Laboratory began as a workshop for the local community in a coastal area of Ishinomaki-city, Miyagi prefecture, which was devastated by the tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011.

Soba. Trestle and bench by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative

Soba reinterprets the traditional bamboo bench, an object still used in lots of places in Japan and which became such an almost invisible object, by adding a twist in its construction to allow it to be easily assembled.

Papabubble at Daimaru Tokyo by Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka

Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka designed a shop for Papabubble, a world-famous brand of artistic hand-made candies based in Barcelona. This is their first shop to be opened at major department stores in Japan.

Chabott Engineering, Shinya Kimura

Kimura said, “Since setting up in America, I’ve moved from being just a custom-bike builder to slightly changing my direction a little more toward the world of art. I don’t know whether success or failure is awaiting me in the future. Can custom bikes become art? Maybe we’ll know in 10 years’ time.”


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