Through the ingenuity of the designers at Hikiyose they have been able to utilise all of the parts of a flat piece of wood, turning something two dimensional into a full three-dimensional object.
Yui Yaegashi, a young Japanese painter who lives and works in Tokyo, loosely inspires all of her beautiful artworks, also named "short stories", on the patterns and colours found in textiles.
Garnier & Linker, a company founded in Paris by Guillaume Garnier and Florent Linker, make all of their pieces in small runs, often using the help of craftsmen to bring their ideas to fruition.
I was captivated by this imagery by photographer Yoko Naito, who explores the theme of nature, as well as trying to capture the relationship between all the different elements in the world.
One very skilled woodworker is Taisuke Hirabayashi of Atelier Tree Song, he makes all of his wooden objects at his workshop in Tokyo. Here we present a new selection of woodwork.
This week we received new work by craftsman Mutsumi Goto. His studio sits at the foothills of Mount Asama, and he uses these natural surroundings as inspiration for his woodwork.
Born in Osaka, Shinko currently resides in the small town of Kamiita, Tokushima Prefecture. All of his ceramics are wood-fired and the rich clay is dug just outside his studio.
MUJI recently hosted an exhibition featuring Japanese craftsmen at the Fifth Avenue Flagship Store named "Tatazumai", which can be translated as "shape" or "atmosphere".
A short post to introduce our newest feature on Japanese woodworker Eiji Hagiwara. Born in Tokyo, Eiji Hagiwara now works out of his studio in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture.
New works from Misa Kumabuchi, her glazes are made from locally sourced materials, such as sand, rock and other minerals and objects that she finds on trails near her studio.
Beautiful wooden objects by Fujii Works. Kenichi is the woodturner, he also carves the pieces by hand and constructs the vessels. Minako on the other hand applies the finishing touches.
Keiichi Tanaka is a popular potter with quite a following. We're happy to have restocked a selection of work, but have also added the blue wide bowl to our collection, which is fired with pigment.