Japan Brand highlights lifestyle design
January 23, 2009,
|The Arimatsu scarf fuses the traditional Shibori (squeezing) technique of tie dye with modern technology.|
New York – Home furnishings manufacturers from across Japan are being represented at Japan Brand, a free public exhibit opening Jan. 25 at Felissimo that also serves as a marketing platform to the U.S. market.
The commercial and cultural exhibit showcases contemporary products, some echoing classic forms, and organized by 30 local Japanese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, as well as societies of commerce and industry.
Textiles include towels and bath robes from the towel-making Imabari region, decorative pillows from Kyoto, scarves and wraps from Arimatsu and apparel from Fuji Yoshida, a historic production center for textiles.
|Laquered “enn” stainless steel tableware.|
Japan Brand also includes furniture, a variety of knives and other utility tools, tableware, glassware, accent pieces and eyeglass frames from the company that created Sarah Palin’s specs.
“I first saw Japan Brand at the Tokyo Designers Week in 2007 and remember the excitement this exhibition brought to the Japanese and international audiences alike,” said Haruko Smith, director of Felissimo New York. “Our team has worked together to create a very special experience that will be a treat not only to the eyes, but also to the minds of anyone interested in cultural adventures.”
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