Product designer Oji Masanori is someone I’ve been following from very early in his career. The elegant, functional designs he produces for artisan manufacturers like Takahashi Kogei and Jicon embody, what I consider to be, ideal contemporary Japanese design.

I’m really excited that Oji-san is in NYC right now, preparing for a solo exhibition of his work. The event, titled Yukari, is hosted by the great folks over at Nalata Nalata and is part of a larger pop-up shop that will run through Dec 24. Oji-san will be on site tomorrow to talk about his work. Won’t you join me?

Opening Reception: (Meet Oji Masanori): Nov 15, 7:30PM – 10: 00PM
Venue: 2 Extra Place, New York, NY (Manhattan) – GMAP
Nearest transit: F (2nd Ave), 6 (Bleeker), BDF (Broadway Lafayette)