Wallpaper* has a long-standing love affair with Japan and its commitment to traditional crafts, and now a new wave of young designer artisans is using these skills to create exceptional designs for the contemporary home. For our Handmade issue, we enlisted Ian Orgias of Japanese homeware specialists Analogue Life to produce a special collection of tableware for Wallpaper*. Customised with the Wallpaper* asterisk, three of these finely crafted, limited edition designs are now available to buy.
Whether created in an ironware studio from the Meiji era or crafted using the magewappa technique of steaming and bending strips of 200-year-old wood, these pieces are made by artists at the top of their game.
The specially customised designs for Wallpaper* add to Analogue Life's beautiful collection of modern Japanese homeware. Run by Canadian expatriate and photographer Ian Orgias and his wife Mitsue Iwakoshi, Analogue Life is converting design fans, both in Japan and abroad, to a fresh appreciation of an ancient aesthetic.