New Accessories from SIWA designed by Naoto Fukasawa

After last weeks feature with designer Masanori Oji, it seemed right to highlight another inspiring Japanese creative in the form of industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. Although more mainstream, I have numerous books on his works and I’m especially inspired by his collaboration with Jasper Morrison on the Super Normal project. If you’re not familiar with Super Normal, it’s basically the pair …

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Plus Minus Zero Wire Ware Designed by Naoto Fukasawa

A simple but unique selection by Plus Minus Zero in Japan, designed by the one and only Naoto Fukasawa. I suppose when you’re a famous designer it gives you the chance to work on some interesting projects, this particular company being one of them who has given Naoto Fukasawa full design direction. I’m guessing this wasn’t a natural evolution as such, since Plus Minus Zero …

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New Arrival: SIWA Designed by Naoto Fukasawa for ONAO

Anybody else inspired by Naoto Fukasawa? .. hmm silly question we know, which is why we didn’t second chance the opportunity to get his SIWA collection in the shop, because as you will soon see his products are absolutely incredible. Teaming up with Japanese Washi paper maker ONAO, Naoto has produced a series of everyday goods in a material that many of …

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Functional Kitchenware by KINTO

Often a company’s product line-up is dictated by the type of designers that they get on board, individuals like Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa are synonymous with a simplistic / functional ideology, so it’s obvious when they’re hired what sort of ethos that company is striving for. Companies like Plus Minus Zero and MUJI, for example, are intriguing to say the least. Although I love the fact that everything is based on function …

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Preserving the Authenticity of the Eames Furniture by Eames Demetrios

Although we’ve mainly been discovering craftsman and artists lately we’re definitely not looking past the fact that we enjoy various designers who have designed items that are currently being mass produced. In fact, my office bookshelf is littered with hoards of books from the likes of Jasper Morrison, Naoto Fukasawa, and the older generation like Aalto and Eames, the latter we’ll …

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HAL Chair by Jasper Morrison

Although we generally tend to touch up mid-century style designers here I’m also a big admirer of designers like Jasper Morrison, Naoto Fukasawa, Dieter Rams and other industrial designers who are a bit more current and that are still working today. Naoto for example has a tendency to keep things simplistic and stripped down, always concerned with the emotions that we attach to objects over the years and how things function with us in our …

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Enzo Mari and his Sedia 1 Chair

I’m sure you’ve seen this imagery of Enzo Mari before and his Sedia 1 chair but I couldn’t help but pull it up on my own terms and explain a bit about why I like it. Recently I’ve dived back into my “Super Normal” book by Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa which has inspired me heavily to go routing around more. For some reason after reading an interview with Jasper I wanted to revisit Enzo’s works and see if there were …

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Maruni Autumn 2011 Furniture Collection and Project Interior Shots

This morning I decided to bring across some imagery from furniture company Maruni’s website, my last post on the Maruni Collection by Naoto Fukasawa in early 2011 was very popular but this one offers up something different. It’s a selection from the website’s catalogue for Autumn 2011, basically showcasing two new styles that they’ve added to the collection. One being the …

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