Japanese & Korean Contemporary Craft

AMEICO’s long love of the Japanese aesthetic and its centuries-old tradition of craftsmanship has led to our keen interest in Japanese contemporary design: How do today’s Japanese masters adapt the highly perfected traditional crafts and forms to reveal a new interpretation? How are ancient materials and techniques combined to say something new without compromising the beauty found in the age-old objects? The truth we gleaned from our numerous travels to the various regions of Japan is that new design is continually evolving respectfully out of the old, re-interpreted fresh new ways--here we present to you a highly edited collection of contemporary objects in various materials, from the island of Kyushu in the south up to Tokyo. This quest has led us to see beauty and honesty in traditional crafts from other countries in the region including South Korea where heritage craftspeople are recognized as national assets.