Using a special material developed in 2009 titled 'Paper-Wood', they are now manufacturing products using advanced woodworking skills in Asahikawa, one of the largest furniture production areas in Japan.
Founded by artisan Mami Nakamura in Tokyo, Japan her brand COMON combines the words "common" and "ordinary" to produce a collection of bags inspired by daily life's activities and can be suitable for any occasion.
The glassware of Takeyoshi Mitsui. All handblown at his studio in Toyama.
Mitsui has the unique ability to mix colour in to his glassware in a contemporary way. His breakthrough came with his 'Silence' series which plays on the idea of subtle colour being used to make hard glass seem as though it is soft and malleable.