This Week from Tokyo
by Jean / May 13, 2009


Alexander Gelman's series of lacquer chess sets, created in collaboration with Kutani-yaki masters has been nominated for a Lohas Design Award. More after the jump. (image via designtobira.com)



Gelman's Chess Set
+ Alexander Gelman's series of lacquer chess sets, created in collaboration with Kutani-yaki masters and exhibited earlier this year at the Kakitsubata Bekkan gallery, has been nominated for a Lohas Design Award.

Grande Papilio
+ Shown in Milan, Naoto Fukasawa's Grande Papilio arm chair and ottoman (pictured above) and the Awa small table, for B&B Italia. Via Designboom.

The Rose Nebuta
+ "The Rose Nebuta" was a work by Nosigner for the "Nebutology" exhibition held earlier this year at the Aomori Museum of Art. It is inspired by the technique used to make nebuta festival floats in Japan.

Moonbird
+ Yukio Hashimoto's Moonbird desk lamp for Yamagiwa. Via Designboom. JS


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