Japanese design

Suiseki – lounges inspired by Japanese stones

Inspired by the Japanese rocks that bear their name, the Suiseki collection from laCividina find…

Inspired by the Japanese rocks that bear their name, the Suiseki collection from laCividina find the beauty in spontaneous, harmonious…

Esterre: French dining for gourmands in the mood for Japanese

A new Alain Ducasse restaurant in the Palace Hotel Tokyo, with interiors by SIMPLICITY, celebrates…

A new Alain Ducasse restaurant in the Palace Hotel Tokyo, with interiors by SIMPLICITY, celebrates Japanese and French craft in…

Japanese atmospherics: Ishizuka by Russell & George

Creating a sensory dining experience that fuses Japanese and Australian culture – rather than a…

Creating a sensory dining experience that fuses Japanese and Australian culture – rather than a "mock tradition" – Ishizuka by…

Wonderwall designs a Japanese winery ‘bunker’ inspired by winemaking

Set into a hillside in Japan, the concrete bunker aesthetic of this winery, designed by…

Set into a hillside in Japan, the concrete bunker aesthetic of this winery, designed by Wonderwall, belies a fastidious approach…

Flexible retail: HAY Tokyo by Schemata Architects

Incorporating 'moveable interfaces' and display systems into its design for HAY Tokyo, Schemata Architects has…

Incorporating 'moveable interfaces' and display systems into its design for HAY Tokyo, Schemata Architects has allowed the temporary store interior…

5 minutes with Jin Kuramoto

Japanese designer Jin Kuramoto is a practical, hands-on designer. He separates the rational from the…

Japanese designer Jin Kuramoto is a practical, hands-on designer. He separates the rational from the imaginative to arrive at design…

Fritz Hansen N01 – a modern chair for the modern home

N01, by Japanese studio Nendo for Fritz Hansen, is a modern chair for the design…

N01, by Japanese studio Nendo for Fritz Hansen, is a modern chair for the design and quality-conscious home, now available…

Toyo Ito on architecture’s core points

There was high demand for interviews with Toyo Ito at Hong Kong Business of Design…

There was high demand for interviews with Toyo Ito at Hong Kong Business of Design Week 2018. In a group…

Suppose Design Office’s uncharted territory

Finding a way to integrate multiple facets of the built environment, Japanese architecture firm Suppose…

Finding a way to integrate multiple facets of the built environment, Japanese architecture firm Suppose Design Office not only creates…

MAD Architects creates a tunnel of light in Japan

For the 2018 Echigo-Tsumari Triennale, MAD Architects has restored the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel and created…

For the 2018 Echigo-Tsumari Triennale, MAD Architects has restored the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel and created several permanent artistic spaces.

Could these be the next new masters of Japanese architecture?

Japan has produced half a dozen Pritzker Prize-winning architects. Design is in the blood. But…

Japan has produced half a dozen Pritzker Prize-winning architects. Design is in the blood. But who is the next generation…

Capsule hotel + sauna? It’s a thing

Remember Japanese capsule hotels? Although Tokyo is still littered with them, many conjure up a…

Remember Japanese capsule hotels? Although Tokyo is still littered with them, many conjure up a kitsch fad that has passed…

Japanese design – Top 6 places to get your fix

Good Japanese design is more than just an aesthetic – it’s a philosophy, and one…

Good Japanese design is more than just an aesthetic – it’s a philosophy, and one beloved the world over. But…

Meet the brand that helped put Japanese design on the global map

On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Maruni comes round circle – in more ways…

On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Maruni comes round circle – in more ways than one. We speak with…