Stepping outside the box is Chicago-based creative Chad Kouri, an artist who experiments with flat colours and forms to create unique compositions using a number of different mediums.
Based in Mashiko, which is highly regarded for its ceramic art, potter Akihiro Nikaido creates objects that stimulate all five senses, particularly focusing on the tea ceremony.
Talented Japanese designer Shigeki Fujishiro has created these wonderful kinetic sculptures under the series name Frames, with his ideas being to represent both time and space.
Handmade by Japanese woodworker Tomokazu Furui for OEN shop, the ‘Zabon’, meaning ‘sitting tray’ in Japanese, is often used in the tea ceremony to present sweets to guests.
Industryplus combines experimental industrial design techniques with artisanal craftsmanship, producing functional objects at an obtainable price that are still beautiful enough to cherish.
A beautiful book that focuses on everyday objects and interior design elements, 250 to be exact that help examine the intricacies of Japanese design and craft.