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ON DESIGN

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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Feb 28, 2022
Osaka small businesses with big design ideas
A design fair showcasing products from the Kansai region introduces 20 brands by local makers that range from food factories to manufacturers and traditional craftspeople.
Japan Times
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Dec 18, 2021
Japanese creators step into the light with candle designs
Give your living space a warm, ambient touch with these three innovative lighting products.
Japan Times
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Nov 20, 2021
Hide and seek: New looks for Japan’s leather industry
Three creators who are using the classic material in innovative and modern ways.
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Oct 17, 2021
Designart 2021 is all about getting lucky
Ahead of its opening on Oct. 22, u201cOn: Designu201d has picked a few standout events from this massive design showcase to help you make the most of the festival.
Japan Times
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Sep 19, 2021
The latest Japanese interior design brings origami into the fold
The art of paper folding has been inspiring kids and adults for generations. u201cOn: Designu201d looks at a few contemporary goods inspired by the aesthetics and utility of the time-honored craft.
Japan Times
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Aug 29, 2021
Deck out your home with goods from these Olympic-level designers
Two major creators who enjoyed the limelight during the 2020 Tokyo Games, Nendo and Kengo Kuma, have recently released affordable, elegant items for the home.
Japan Times
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Aug 12, 2021
Liberty London shares a deep love for Japan
Libertyu2019s rollout of its From Japan With Love collection of textiles, a collaboration with eight contemporary Japanese artists, includes a capsule collection of clothing and stationery.
Japan Times
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Jul 28, 2021
Mate-mono: Changing the fabric of Japan’s textile industry
With mate-mono, Komatsu Matere is taking the inevitable quantities of leftover and cut-off fabric that come from manufacturing and creating stylish sustainability.
Japan Times
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Jun 20, 2021
Getting the dirt on Japan’s latest clay creations
Today, tiles are an architectural staple. Many are still made using traditional techniques, and some manufacturers are finding creative ways to revamp their wares for a wider audience.
Japan Times
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May 23, 2021
Japan’s latest woodwork designs go against the grain
u201cOn: Designu201d introduces innovative new products inspired by traditional bamboo and wood crafts.
Japan Times
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Apr 18, 2021
Boutique design hotels for the discerning staycationer
Beautifully designed and reasonably priced, u201cOn: Designu201d checks out four new hotels that offer out-of-the-ordinary stays.
Japan Times
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Mar 20, 2021
Japanese designers make haste to reduce waste
With Earth Day coming up next month, u201cOn: Designu201d looks into a few initiatives that address Japanu2019s plastic waste problem.
Japan Times
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Feb 27, 2021
Aichi Design Vision: Manufacturing collabs inspire creative homeware projects
As a way to promote manufacturing industries in Aichi Prefecture, Aichi Design Vision paired companies with up-and-coming designers to create brand new homeware products.
Japan Times
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Jan 23, 2021
The ultimate colors to illuminate your 2021
u201cOn Designu201d looks at a few recent product releases that highlight Pantoneu2019s newest color(s) of the year.
Japan Times
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Dec 26, 2020
Cow design collaborations to steer 2021 in the right direction
u201cOn Designu201d looks to 2021, the Year of the Ox (or cow, depending on who you ask), with a few design collaborations featuring the auspicious bovine.
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Nov 22, 2020
Work from home in style with these design-focused office goods
As remote working becomes the norm, u201cOn: Designu201d picks its favorite interior goods designed to help make the home office space less of an eyesore.
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Oct 29, 2020
Designart Tokyo forges ahead with hybrid approach
Like many industries, design, art and fashion has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic — from major exhibitions and trade fair cancellations to drops in consumer sales.
Japan Times
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Oct 18, 2020
Niigata Prefecture’s Hyakunen-Monogatari crafts a home in Tokyo
The projectu2019s theme is u201cThe Tools are Suitable for u2018Ourselves From Here On.u2019u201d Here are a few u201cOn: Designu201d favorites from the initiative.
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Sep 20, 2020
Coronavirus can’t hold back these Japan’s traditional craft events
Japanese craft events have taken a blow in 2020. u201cOn: Designu201d looks at one that did manage to take place, and another that has gone digital.
Japan Times
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Aug 23, 2020
Good design gets a handle on eco-bags
Since the kickoff of plastic bag fees at shops in Japan, thereu2019s been no shortage of new eco-bags. u201cOn: Designu201d has a few designer alternatives to the tote.

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