As a supporter of the INDE.Awards and partner of The Design Studio category, Herman Miller understands the importance of fostering and supporting designers in their quest for design perfection.
On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Maruni comes round circle – in more ways than one. We speak with the brand’s key visionaries, president Takeshi Yamanaka, art director Naoto Fukasawa, and long-time collaborator Jasper Morrison.
Naoto Fukasawa outfits a traditional michiya into Issey Miyake’s first standalone store in Kyoto, offering a tranquil backdrop for the brand’s graphic and colourful clothing.
The evolution of the Papilio Collection from B&B Italia has been an organic one, in the tradition of its namesake, the butterfly.
From a finely honed Japanese armchair through to a carefully executed Italian lamp, there’s always a consideration for detail, balance and refinement in Fukasawa’s work. Alice Blackwood has the story.
The Papilio family continues to grow and its creator, Naoto Fukasawa, has now conceived a small sofa, recreating and expanding the design of Grande Papilio armchair.