Design is inevitable. Everything from what we wear, use, decorate with, where and how we work or eat, involves some form of design. Each year, new designs sprout all over the world; some taking the old and renewing them into something more exquisite than before. The world demands new things, hence manufacturers of such daily use products are unceasingly coming up with new ideas through collaborations with industrial designers alike.
Original or house designs as we call them, require lots of effort and time to develop. the amount of work put in to prouduce a good finished item is rather admirable yet, most consumers are unaware of it. In order to ensure the sustainability of theor craft, we as curators or buyers can play our role by supporting their trade, admist all the "mass productions" that are actually putting some of these enterprises at risk.
The hospitality industry is becoming increasingly competitive. Everyone tries to stay ahead or be unique in every design aspect; from architecture, interior design, graphic design, décor, functional objects etc. - all these pieced together to form a distinct and memorable brand experience that seperates one business from another.
A fine example - an interior decorated cushions handmade by a company that has been making them for over a hundred years can only demonstrate the richness of culture, quality and elegance, hence fostering image, comfort and value of the brand.
This is where we come in.
Amongst all the good products in the world, we hand picked some of the good ones for you. Given the many challenges in importing things from abroad such as language barrier, handling logistics, not to mention clearing customs; we can do all that. If there's something that you need but don't know where to begin looking, we'll be your bridge.
That is out dedication and pride to your business.
01 The making of utensils by Yamazaki Tableware (Niigata).
02 Ojami cushions by Takaokaya (Kyoto).
03 Planning process of bamboo furniture making by Teori (Okayama).
04 TAPERED stools by Takumi Kohgei (Hokkaido).