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Japan, this new Sweden

Japan, this new Sweden

From September 6 to 10, an event not to be missed is the Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris. As I told you yesterday, I will not miss this opportunity this year and I am trying to organize this short day to visit all the stands that interest me. In addition to the essentials, there will also be surprises and discoveries like the Japan Style exhibition presented by the JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization). Because if you didn't know it yet, Japan is the new Sweden in terms of decoration. With Japan, we combine two winning trends: Swedish naturalness and ethnic print. This year, we must both twist the Swedish style a little too strict and soften the ethnic style a little too anything (leopard and moucharabieh) which ultimately gives a place of choice for Japanese design. Thanks to the Japan Style exhibition, we will finally be able to discover Japanese brands specializing in tableware and hospitality. With Form Lady, it's a return to basics and basics. Fantasy may not be there, but at least the objects remain timeless and are marked by authenticity.
At Rivers Drinkware, a company specializing in articles for coffee and tea, we present objects in simplicity both in lines and in use as this Demita mug proves, a super light take-away with double wall thermal and mouth or straw tasting option.
For the moment, these two brands are almost impossible to find in France but rest assured, the Japanese trend is everywhere and influences other design studios. In France for example, this fall 2013 will be placed under the sign of the wave, available on dishes but also on cakes.
1. Blue waves mug, Mr & Mrs Clynk, € 15 2. Rice bowl, Tokyo Studio Design, € 7 3. Wave placemat, Edo by Franck Josseaume, € 25 4. Eclair "Hokusaï", Fauchon, € 7 .