Japan has a long tradition of turning simplicity of form and material into something absolutely stunning. In every scandi interior I like the input of a few selected things made in Japan. There´s a closeness between the japanese style and the scandinavian. Here´s some nice contemporary things from Analogue Life, the fab supplier.
Years ago when I received my first wooden Kashiwan bowl I was delighted by its high quality and the personal contact with owners Ian Orgias & Mitsue Iwakoshi. Since then many an Analogue Life product has travelled all the way from Nagoya to Stockholm.
Kashiwan Bowl in natural oak, by Kihachi studio in the Yamanaka region of Japan. Diameter 11 cm/hight 7 cm. Photo copyright Analogue Life.
M A Stool no 4 by Analogue Life/Maruyama Wood Works. Handmade in Nara wood with a soap finish and paper cord seating. Size 46.5×35.0×34.0 cm. Photo copyright Analogue Life.
Straw Trivet, artisan handmade on the Sado Island in Nigata Prefecture. Photo copyright Analogue Life.
Enamel Kettle by Noda Horo, volyme 2 l. Works with induction, gas or electric stoves. Photo copyright Analogue Life.
Oval Casserole by 4th-market, made of heath resistant earthenware, for oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. Dimensions 26x17x10 cm. Photo copyright Analogue Life.