Japanese design. Those two words make a certain atmosphere come to life. Minimal but far from boring. Natural materials, lots of wood, subtle lighting, strict lines, all very appealing. This is the first monograph of a typical Japanese design firm Intentionallies, showcasing and explaining the team’s architectural projects, interiors and products, offering insights into their working methods. Essays in the book are from Tyler Brulé - who once started Monocle (sorry for referring to that... still, Tyler) and Masamichi Katayama, the big man behind the outrageously good designers from Wonder Wall. Be sure to check their website. Back in 2003 we used to have a wonderful book about Wonder Wall, from the same publisher as this book, but that book is completely sold out unfortunately. Intentionallies is a perfect alternative.
For more wonderful Japanese design, check Sublime.
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