March 2021 vol.226
new furniture collection
In the lifestyle and spirituality of the Japanese people, who have accepted and lived with nature, there may lie a significant clue to return human beings to the way they should be, to overcome the challenges that modern society faces, and to realize the way of life that the world needs
While using wood as the primary material, we have created products with density by combining different materials and using traditional techniques handed down in different Japanese regions.
While each product is a complete individual, the atmosphere of a collection of products with the same concept creating a beautiful harmony is our ideal space. We deliver to the world modern products based on the cultural concepts of Japan and the East.
The store will be close from Saturday, March 27 to Wednesday, March 31, to prepare for the exhibition.
Time & Style Amsterdam
Time & Style Amsterdam 4th anniversary
Time & Style wishes to thank you for your continued support.
Four years have now passed since the opening of Time & Style Amsterdam. We discovered this historic canal-side building, received warm support from many, and in March of 2017 succeeded in opening our first European location. The excellent support we have received is precious and irreplaceable. This support is also what inspires and invigorates us as we move forward into the future.
Today, our products are used widely in homes, restaurants, museums, and other locations in the Netherlands and around Europe. We can feel how, slowly but surely, our products and lifestyle proposals—rooted in Japanese techniques and traditions—are spreading worldwide.
We at Time & Style give our sincerest gratitude for your support and favor.
Furthermore, with the start last year of our partnership with Boffi | De Padova, a new kind of lifestyle proposal that blends Italy and Japan’s cultures and philosophies is also spreading throughout the world. We have learned about the histories and cultures of various countries, and we have also learned much more than this. We will use these experiences to bring you living spaces that deliver true abundance.
Although the COVID-19 situation continues to strain lives everywhere, all of us at Time & Style will strive to treat you with sincerity and continue to exist as an establishment that will be loved for many years to come.
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April 23 (Friday) – May 30 (Sunday), 2021
Time & Style Midtown
The artist will be present from Friday, April 23 to Sunday, April 25 (scheduled)
We have held exhibits of Mr. Mizuno’s works every year since 2011. For the past ten years, beautiful white porcelain vessels have arrived without interruption at the time when the cherry blossoms bloom. Alongside new works for this year, there will be pieces from 10 or 20 years ago arranged together in the store, each bathed in its own light. These works, revealing newly created freshness and a presence that never fades over time, remind us of an unwavering sense of values.
About 400 years have passed since the technology for porcelain was transmitted from China to Japan. Through the efforts of so many potters handing down their art, ceramics have long fascinated people. As a creator playing a part in upholding porcelain’s creation, Mr. Mizuno follows the path of classics crafted by potters and creators of the past, continuing to do works through “replication” backed by an understanding of the creators’ intentions and historical backgrounds.
Over the past year, we have been forced into lives of constraint, and people’s lifestyles are said to have been changed. Amid this, Mr. Mizuno says, “I just go to the wheel every day.” We believe that this solemn attitude, steady amidst the shifting tides of time, yields works with an appeal that never changes.
“Replication” is creating items by sensing the backdrop behind earlier times and how people lived then as told through old porcelain, glass vessels, lacquerware, and so on, just as classical music created centuries ago still lives, played through the interpretation of many musicians.
“I think this vessel was made in Arita around 1650. I bought it because I wanted to make it. I was taught what replication really means.” (Mr. Mizuno)
1960 Born in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture
1981 After university graduation, enrolled in Seto Yogyo Kunren-ko school for ceramics
1982 Joined Kutani Seiyou
1990 Became independent in the former village of Hirota in Ehime Prefecture
2010 Relocated to Kure
“Smiling is the job of living.”
A sentence in a book I had just been reading catches my attention. Hideo Kobayashi is talking about Bergson’s critique, but I once again recall the meaning of the words that he speaks and what I have thought about and created as an author in the past. Are there things about me that changed and did not change in the time leading up to the present? What have I seen, thought, and given form to?
Have I been smiling?
My existence is in between this land and sky. While in between land and sky, I have been conscious of my experiences and actions and handled extremely personal affairs in my creations. It is possible that they are things that anyone experiences similarly and the more common they are, the more they pass by without being sensed. It seems that I am doing to these affairs something similar to scooping up water with my palms.
It is possible that I may have been smiling.
The reason that I have been able to continue my creations up until now may lie in that. I will continue to be interested in trivial affairs and think about things that are visible and invisible. Pieces that I presented here 16 years ago, alongside things that took shape after experiences that I had after then. I will continue to exist in between land and sky and from now on, I will likely be conscious of smiling as well.
1973 Born in Chiba prefecture
1996 Graduated from Rissho University Faculty of Buddhism, Department of Buddhism 1998~2005 Ryuji Miyamoto Assistant
1999~2005 Hiroshi Osaka Assistant
2004~ lecturer at Kyoto University of Art and Design Photography Course
2014~2018 Lecturer, Painting Area, Department of Fine Arts, Tokyo Zokei University
1997 [ photographs ] / Akasaka, Tokyo
2006 TIME & STYLE EXISTENCE / Aoyama, Tokyo
2006 SPHERE TIME & STYLE HOME / Jiyugaoka, Tokyo Masatoshi Mori・sphere
+Yasuyoshi Botan・Talk to the other side TAP Satelite Gallery / Toride, Ibaraki Toride Art Project 2006 participation
2010 FOREST TIME & STYLE ISETAN SHINJUKU / Shinjuku, Tokyo 2012 BRANCH TIME & STYLE ISETAN SHINJUKU / Shinjuku, Tokyo 2016 BRACKISH WATERS VOID+ / Aoyama, Tokyo
2018【bə’ːrd】 reset button / Nishiogikubo, Tokyo
2019 “Seizing the day” omonmatent / Toride, Ibaraki Born in Chiba prefecture in 1973.I study photography on my own.Assistant Ryuji Miyamoto and Assistant Hiroshi Osaka.Since 2004, I have been a part-time lecturer at the Department of Photography, Kyoto University of Art and Design.BRACKISH WATERS(2106)、 【bə’ːrd】(2018)、 “Seizing the day”(2019)
From Thursday, April 1, 2021
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