ISSUE 9  |  Spring Finds

Shopper’s Diary: Jurgen Lehl Kitchen Accessories

March 05, 2010 4:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

Tokyo-based Jurgen Lehl is not your typical Japanese designer—not least of all because he is German. He does, however, share a Japanese love of natural textiles and organic materials and made his mark as a fashion designer in Japan in the eighties, just as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, and Yohji Yamamoto were coming of age (in fact, I still have a Jurgen Lehl cardigan from that time). Several years ago, he expanded his clothing line to include a selection of goods for the home, using natural materials and working with traditional Japanese artisans. NB: Jurgen Lehl does accept international orders; shipping fees are calculated when you place an order and are usually shipped within 15 days.

Above: Tin-Lined Copper Hand-Hammered Wok; $113 (Y10,000).

Above: Recycled Glass Pitcher and Glasses; $39.58 (Y3500) for the glasses and $90.47 (Y8000) for the pitcher.

Above: Hand-Spun Cotton Hand Towels made in Laos; $30.53 (Y2700).

Above: Featherweight Potteries; pottery molded on coconut shells, available in ivory, gray, and pale green hues; $15 to $180 (Y1500 to Y16,000) depending on size.