Post Craft Era
In Osaka, in an early twentieth century building, the studio of the designer and artisan Teruhiro Yanagihara It was 2010 when Elle Decor Italia realised that the talent of Terhuiro Yanagihara would gained worldwide success. We met the Japanese designer in Osaka, where he moved his studio last year. After a degree in art & design and the opening of his studio Isolationunit, he worked on / Maison, the new space lab complete with warehouse and shop in the downtown district. “I moved there in spring last year, having fallen in love with this original building built between 1912 and 1926, under the reign of the emperor Taish”. The place has preserved the post- industrial atmosphere typical of the era in which it was conceived, with bare walls, concrete pillars and visible installations: the perfect setting for his pieces. “Maker, artisan or artist? I think I am simply a designer who tries to promote a new design culture, far removed from trends. It is no surprise that here is where ‘ Post Craft’ is practiced, a challenge that aims to bring craftsmanship into the future, promoting a new artisanal culture”. The future? “Two hotels, one of which is for Arita, the famous pottery factory, to host the designers we engage every year”, to then present their pieces at the Salone del Mobile, he reveals.
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