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Takeshi Miyakawa

Takeshi Miyakawa is a Japanese architect based in New York since 1989.  He has created  “fractal 23” drawers recently. Apparently, it has 23 drawers. It is meant to be perfect for “compact living”, but actually to use both sides you need to put this in the center of a room… but still, this is a very unique piece of furniture.

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Japanese design auction

“Connect Auction” is the first design auction focused on furniture design in Japan. There are Art auctions in Japan, but there was’t anything that’s focused on furniture design. The idea behind is to promote design items, which are often underestimated compared to art especially in the Japanese market. For example, the image below is a wire wove sofa called “How High the Moon” by Siro Kuramata, one of the most well-known Japanese product designers. It was released in 1986. Below is “No.28” by Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garcons, which is one of the most recognized fashion brands in the world. Apparently, she has designed 28 pieces of furniture in the … Continue reading

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Tendo Furniture Competition

Design Competitions in Japan might not be very well-known internatinally (except “MUJI” competition), but there are couple of them that are getting some attention such as Asahikawa’s international furniture competition, and Toyama’s craft competition. Tendo-mokko, which is located in Yamagata, north of Japan, decided to have a design competition first time in 40 years! Tendo is well-know for the furniture designed by Sori Yanagi. The pictures here are called “Murai Stool”, and “Mashroom Stool”. They are considered classc Japanese design. By the way, 40 years ago, the juries of the competition included ones of the most respected desingers in Japan such as Kenzo Tange, Daisaku Choh, Riki Watanabe, and Isamu … Continue reading

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"Japanese bow" chair by Enzo Mari

“Hida Omotesando” is located in the cultural shopping center “Omotesando Hills” in Tokyo. The store “Hida Omotesando” has been collaborating with Italian designer Enzo Mari by using the technique developped in Hida Takayama, which is well known as their tradition of producing fine pieces of furniture. This is a new product named “Arcus”. The theame of this chair is “Japanese bow” The back of the chair is curved as a bow. via: excite/ism

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