Australia based designers Saori Kajiwara and Matt Innes have been collaborating together on a series of furniture inspired by Japanese and English typography. From the far east the collection aptly features the character 香 (kaori; scent) as an incense holder, while the characters 東西 (tozai; east and west) work as standalone tables. “The concept for this project is to explore the idea of Japanese typographic forms as furniture,” they say.
Meanwhile, their western counterparts include Table for Two (Ampersand Table)and is “an homage to the beautiful 1970s type designs of Herb Lubalin.”
Saori Kajiwara is from Shizuoka Japan. She studied art and design in Tokyo before traveling to Melbourne, Australia, where she
completed a degree in communication design at Swinburne University of Technology. Matt Innes is an Australian native obsessed by simple bicycles and Japanese motorbikes & scooters. The two are currently establishing a design office together.
Source: The Fox Is Black