'Made in Japan 50's-60's'

Jul 31, 2014

'Made in Japan 50's-60's'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Fifty years have passed since the first Tokyo Olympics, and with the city’s winning bid for 2020, now is a good time to reflect on the cultural progression that helped Japan win the honor to host in 1964. Post-World War II Japan of the ...

Old ways to break the mold of mass production

Dec 18, 2013

Old ways to break the mold of mass production

by Mio Yamada

The simplicity of form and color on display at “Product Design Today: Creating ‘Made in Japan’ ” is undeniable. The ceramics are predominantly white, wooden items reveal natural grains, cast iron is kept jet black, contours are uncomplicated and there is not one single ...