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ON DESIGN

An in-house design by Yamagiwa, the Sui drop-shaped light uses traditional Japanese chōchin lantern techniques and is made with Mino washi paper.
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Feb 17, 2024
Japan-made standouts from one of Paris' biggest design fairs
Maison & Objet is now such a popular event that it is often nicknamed the Paris Fashion Week of the interior design industry.
The Instant House's pointed roof prevents snow accumulation, while a side slot allows power cables to be pushed inside for lighting and heaters.
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Jan 27, 2024
Innovative designs contribute to earthquake disaster relief
Smartly designed products can't solve all of the Noto Peninsula's post-quake problems, but they might be able to help.
Gala Espel’s “Archeology of the Future” fuses digital technology with handcraftsmanship to create silverware and jewelry of industrial forms and natural motifs.
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Oct 17, 2023
Designart’s young creators foreshadow the future
On: Design this month focuses on the work of five creators selected by Designart judges for its 2023 Under 30 program.
The Materials Provided by Mizuno Baseball Bat Tableware set is made from a recycled, discarded baseball bat and includes two large tumblers, a vase, a small cup, four cutlery rests and a sake cup.
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Sep 30, 2023
Game-changing designs from sporting goods brands
On: Design looks at two major Japanese sporting goods companies that have launched unique SDG-inspired projects.
Designed by Sadamaranai Obake, Kumomonaka is a wagashi (traditional Japanese confectionery) kit that encourages those in mourning to talk about the past while creating sweets in colors that remind them of their deceased loved ones.
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Aug 26, 2023
Japan-made novelties with deeper purpose
The easiest way to understand Japanese cultural concepts might be through these smartly designed products.
Japan Times
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Jun 17, 2023
Japan’s young creators go to the mat for the tatami industry
This month, On: Design looks at a few innovations designed to recycle tatami waste and help revitalize the waning industry.
Japan Times
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May 20, 2023
Japan’s head start on designer bicycle helmets
Despite protective headgear being compulsory for children since 2008, there are surprisingly few bicycle helmet producers in Japan.
Japan Times
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Apr 16, 2023
Japan springs into action for Salone del Mobile Milan 2023
The world’s largest annual furniture and design trade fair is back in full force, and Japanese designers are well represented.
Japan Times
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Mar 18, 2023
Celebrate spring with fresh furniture ideas from Japan
Recycled cabinets, artful sculptures and multipurpose workstations to spruce up your home.
Japan Times
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Feb 18, 2023
Japan’s award-winning travel goods make any trip a breeze
Don"t even think about leaving home without these mindfully produced travel essentials.
Japan Times
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Dec 17, 2022
Socially responsible Japanese design continued to evolve in 2022
From festivals based in rural factories to exhibitions in Milan's most elegant event halls, Japan was well represented across all areas of design this year.
Japan Times
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Nov 19, 2022
Japan's industrial manufacturers forge artisanal brands
Japanese heavy manufacturing has always had a reputation for precision, but this new crops of products make the case for artistic finesse as well.
Japan Times
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Oct 21, 2022
Designart Tokyo 2022 envisions a more sustainable future
Through Oct. 30, Tokyo abounds with functional and fantastical designs.
Japan Times
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Sep 24, 2022
The artisans of craft collective Kyoji lift each other up
A collective of craftspeople and manufacturers overcomes global marketing barriers by collaborating on lifestyle goods and sharing the costs associated with overseas promotion.
Japan Times
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Aug 20, 2022
World-class crafts from neighborhood presses and lathes
This month, On Design looks at two areas where designers are currently giving the metalworking industry a contemporary edge.
Japan Times
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Jul 23, 2022
Colorful design gets its moment in the sun
The summer heat got you down? Perk up with these vivid designs and materials inspired by the season.
Japan Times
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Jun 18, 2022
Sitting pretty at the world’s largest furniture and interior design fair
Looking to spruce up your home? Italyu2019s Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone exhibitions are chock-full of inspiring designs.
Japan Times
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May 22, 2022
A fabricated future: Awards highlight pioneers of material design
Fantastic, futuristic materials may one day become the building blocks of a sustainable present.
Japan Times
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Apr 16, 2022
A window of opportunity for Japanese glassware
Introducing some eye-catching new glassware products that have been made with different Japanese glass-making techniques.
Japan Times
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Mar 20, 2022
Japanese designers serve up unusual tableware
With more people spending time at home amid the pandemic, the demand for attractive tableware is creating new design opportunities for Japanese porcelain.

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