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Made in Japan: 100 New Products

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‘Made in Japan’ is a simple phrase, but one full of meaning. From kettles and cutlery to chairs, Japan creates some of the most innovative, elegant, whimsical and well-made objects in the world. Combining high aesthetic standards with cutting-edge technology, many of these designs turn everyday items into functional works of art that would look as good in a museum as on a kitchen counter. Made in Japan surveys 100 of the country’s recent design triumphs, among them furnishings, utensils, gadgets, clothing, ...
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Overview


‘Made in Japan’ is a simple phrase, but one full of meaning. From kettles and cutlery to chairs, Japan creates some of the most innovative, elegant, whimsical and well-made objects in the world. Combining high aesthetic standards with cutting-edge technology, many of these designs turn everyday items into functional works of art that would look as good in a museum as on a kitchen counter. Made in Japan surveys 100 of the country’s recent design triumphs, among them furnishings, utensils, gadgets, clothing, office equipment and even a silent guitar. While the book features mainly mass-produced objects, it also includes one-off prototypes and limited-edition items that are immensely popular in Japan. Created specifically for the Japanese consumer, these products reflect the way people live, work and play in a country that prizes highly both exceptional craftsmanship and industrial perfection.
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fascinating to read and look at … Japan's sense of style and workmanship is seen on every page — Things to do in LA

this fascinating new book surveys 100 outstanding 21st Century utensils, furniture and quirky gadgets … it's perfect for those searching high and low for ideal finishing touches, or anyone simply wishing to elevate everyday items into works of art — Essentials Magazine

these products are smart, inspiring and deeply human — Handful of Salt

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858945620
  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers, LTD
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,415,167
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


NAOMI POLLOCK is an American architect based in Japan. Her writing on Japanese design has appeared in the Financial Times, New York Times, Wallpaper* and Architectural Record. She is the author of Modern Japanese House (2005) and Hitoshi Abe (2008), and co-author of Merrell’s New Architecture in Japan (2010).

REIKO SUDO is Artistic Director of the award-winning avant-garde textile company Nuno Corporation.

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