japanese art, design and culture
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lamps and tables and chairs, oh my!

Wow, so much is going on! Even though I’m still going over all the magnificent work that was exhibited during Brooklyn Designs last weekend, the ICFF is approaching oh so quickly… quickly as in this weekend!

I’m really proud of all the Japanese designers that are making their way over this year. I think this year has the potentialcould be mistaken but this year could be the strongest showing from the Japanese! Here are some things to look forward to.

HIDA
These are a collection of works actually designed by the Italian designer Enzo Mari, and crafted by Japanese production company HIDA.

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HIDA actually refers to an ancient Japanese society of wood-working artisans who were commissioned by the government to construct various temples and other architectural buildings. In other words, a 1300-year old art of wood-working that has been passed down through the ages…that is pretty awesome.

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