A notable presence in the world of Japanese industrial design, Ichiro Iwasaki honed his skills at the Sony Design Center when Japanese consumer electronics were becoming high-style objects of desire. After a period in Milan, he returned to Tokyo and set up his own studio. His designs are quintessentially Japanese in their simplicity and functionality; my favorite is the Contrast line (shown below). Alas, his designs are not yet available in the US, but select pieces can be purchased through the Japanese design store Sfera Products.
Below: Tonton Cruet.
Below: Aroma Espresso.
Below: Harp Teapot.
Below: Rhythm cups and saucer.
Below: Moon Container.
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