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Top 3 Interior Designers Japan to get inspired by and that you can not miss:
Naoko Takenouchi completed a four-year degree course in design and glassblowing at Tama Art University in Tokyo, while taking time to attend the New York Experimental Glass Workshop. Her work experience continued at the Swedish Center Foundation and in the New-Small & Sterling Glass Studio in Vancouver.
Takenouchi was previously a restaurant designer in Tokyo and has now partnered up with Britain’s Marc Webb to form the integrated design firm- Takenouchi Webb. Bringing a fusion style to Japanese interior design, his projects are a wonderful mix of western styles, texture and the Japanese design fundamentals such as minimalism.
One of the most celebrated and significant designers, we couldn’t leave him off the list. Kuramata’s futuristic and practical designs to this day are showcased in New York’s MoMA and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris. Creating both beautiful spaces and furniture pieces, his work can be described as a fusion between oriental design and Occidental styles.
Kuramata’s works are imbued with traces of the old story of the Western fascination of Japanese decorative arts and crafts over a hundred years ago, and later in the 20th century the early modernist hunger for Japanese simplicity and structural purity that strongly influenced the functionalistic dogma “form follows function”.
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Shinichiro Ogata, the award-winning Japanese designer, creative director and founder of SIMPLICITY seeks harmony in the form of the contemporary Japanese tea culture. The gentle curves and subtle yet uniquely balanced shapes of his dining, sake and tea ware and the smooth – as if raw – natural tints reflect the Shinto essence of coexistence with nature.
Owning the widely popular design studio Simplicity since 1988, he’s produced traditional Japanese design in mostly commercial interiors. Doubling up as a famous chef, Ogata focuses his discipline on environmentally sustainable design and paying homage to traditional Japanese fundamentals. His works traditionally use Japanese materials which create a naturally beautiful and elegant interior design style.
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