As they state on their site, "ubushina means a birthplace in old Japanese terminology," and with that in mind, Ubushina is also a network where today's Japanese designers can be put in contact with craftsmen working in traditional Japanese techniques (from lacquerware to metal work to paper lanterns) to create contemporary items inspired by Japan's past. Their results are gaining some deserved attention (they get a mention in the latest issue of WALLPAPER*), and it's already looking like we can expect some great things from this new form of creative partnership.
T.C.K.W INC. (Coordinator for the project)
Suzuki Bldg. B1
Floor Lamp by Intentionallies
Plumbing Fixtures by Kidosaki Architectural Farm
Jewelry by Masako Ban
Table Top by Intentionallies
Hotel Claska Brass Lamp by Intentionallies