• Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

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    The tunnel-shaped entrance to Hikari Yakitori Bar in Valencia, Spain is a portal that transports diners to Tokyo’s streets. After the success of their sushi bar Nozomi, founders José Miguel and Nuria, along with their protégé Clara, delve deeper into their passion for Japanese food with this yakitori...

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    Among many attractions at the London Design Fair, the renowned Japanese firm Takram held a presentation about the secrets of radical innovation and showcased several projects at an interactive exhibition. The company’s director, Kotaro Watanabe, began the talk by describing how his team employs “pendulum thinking” to...

    The latest incarnation of Tokyo Design Week—the annual celebration of the best, brightest and future of contemporary Japanese art, architecture, and design—was struck by tragedy this year, when a fire at one of the exhibitions on the penultimate day of the two-week event sadly claimed the life of a five-year-old boy...

    To understand where the Japanese situate themselves in the design world today, Japanese furniture and product designer Toshiyuki Kita is one to talk to. His publication Made with Heart and Soul illustrates over 40 years of Kita’s collaboration with traditional Japanese crafts and received the Gold award in public...

    “The play element is not a product of culture. It is rather the source of culture.” Dutch philosopher and historian Johan Huizinga in his book Homo Ludens (1938). The Japanese design duo that launched YOY in 2011 follows this philosophy to the T. A year later they introduced their PEEL lamp, an illusion that the...

    Architect Atsushi Kitagawara’s Japan Pavilion earned Gold Prize winner for best exhibition design at Expo Milano 2015 for its computer-graphic images and washoku—traditional Japanese cuisine. The interactive digital installation Harmony, created by teamLab, had visitors walking a six-minute loop through screens of...

    The showroom Galvani in Toulouse welcomed the first exposition in France with Bauhaus classics edited by Thonet. Sixty pieces from designers such as Marcel Breuer, Mart Stam and Mies van der Rohe were on display from March 2 to April 2, 2016. Philipp Thonet, the 5th generation to Michael...

    Top designers around the world are playing with ceramics, from the eccentric to the everyday. In parallel to those such as Jamie Hayon, NENDO, Moooi and Marcel Wanders and more; ArchiExpo identifies one of many key design specialities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, England, Japan, Australia, Russia and South...

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    Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura wins the Hospitality Building LEAF award 2015 with his Ribbon Chapel project. The ‘metal ribbon’ is as symbolic as it is functional. Two winding staircases start at different places, intercross and finally meet—creating the ribbon. The staircases lean on ‘one another,’ doting the...

    As the world was harshly reminded by the 9.0-magnitude Great East Japan earthquake and resulting tsunami in 2011, Japan is beset by seismic activity. The country experiences an earthquake every five minutes, 2,000 of which each year are large enough to be felt. Put into a global context, approximately 20% of the...

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