A prototype in your livingroom

| Apr 22, 2008

A prototype in your livingroom

by Jean Snow

When architect Keiji Ashizawa decided to move his Tokyo studio into a new space last year, he wanted to do something with it before settling in. So he arranged an exhibition last December in which a group of Tokyo-based designers presented all manner of ...

Tokujin Yoshioka, Nosign Design etc.

| Sep 25, 2007

Tokujin Yoshioka, Nosign Design etc.

by Jean Snow

A drop of light Designer Tokujin Yoshioka applies his unique touch to yet another product category, this time lighting, with the stunning new Tear Drop lamp for the Yamagiwa brand. Yoshioka has proven time and again that he can use a variety of materials ...

Metaphys, Bunaco, etc.

| Jun 26, 2007

Metaphys, Bunaco, etc.

by Jean Snow

Earlier this month at Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center, the massive Interior Lifestyle show hosted more than 600 exhibitors, more than half of which were domestic companies. Having dug through the many products on display, this week I will spotlight the best Japanese designs ...

OVO, DateBlock, VAPE No. 1 NEO and DECO LAMP

| May 22, 2007

OVO, DateBlock, VAPE No. 1 NEO and DECO LAMP

by Jean Snow

Eggish timer This column has been quite friendly to Issey Miyake’s collection of watches in the past, and no wonder, with superstar designers like Naoto Fukasawa and Tokujin Yoshioka contributing designs that have fast become iconic and easily recognizable. It’s time to revisit them ...