Japan Brand: The Wish List | Felissimo Design House

On Monday I went to go check out the opening reception of JAPAN BRAND: The Wish List pop-up shop at Felissimo’s headquarters in midtown Manhattan. The show runs through December 24th and is a must-see for anyone scouring the market for unique gifts. The impressive lineup is suitable for all budgets, and I mean all. Prices start in the single digits for exquisite washi-paper mailing cards and go as high as $18,000 for an amazing bicycle designed by Alexander Gelman and hand-lacquered by the Yamanaka Urushi masters of Ishikawa Prefecture.

Japan Brand: The Wish List
Felissimo Design House
10 West 56th St, New York
Only until December 24
Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm

One of the highlights for me was seeing some pieces from the Nippon Sense collection, a masterfully designed series of furniture that was a collaborative effort between the Japanese and Italians.

Alexander Gelman‘s urushi bicycle

Monacca bags hand-crafted from environmentally sustainable Yanase cedar sheets harvested in Kochi Prefecture.

An awesome selection of knives for any respectable epicurean.

Also, be sure to check their website for upcoming events through the end of this month and into December that include tempting hands-on sake tasting, a cooking demo from Nobu chef Akiko Thurnauer and much more.

8 Comments

  1. Oh, jealous. We had to put off our next NY visit until January…bummer!

  2. Oh, jealous. We had to put off our next NY visit until January…bummer!

  3. Johnny

    November 25, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I’ll keep my eyes peeled for any cool events in January!

  4. Nice post, Johnny! Look forward to seeing you at the store soon again.

  5. Nice post, Johnny! Look forward to seeing you at the store soon again.

  6. Johnny

    November 27, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Thanks Mel! I look forward to returning.

  7. Cannot wait to stop by at Felissimo, and shop. What a wonderful concept in design and setting – - and location !

  8. Cannot wait to stop by at Felissimo, and shop. What a wonderful concept in design and setting – - and location !

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