August 2021 vol.230
Milano Design Week 2021
September 5 – September 10, 2021
@De Padova Santa Cecilia
On the occasion of Milano Design Week, we are pleased to invite you to discover all the 2020-21 novelties from Boffi, De Padova, ADL, MA/U Studio and Time & Style ēdition at the Boffi Solferino and De Padova Santa Cecilia showrooms and at the “supersalone” special edition – Fiera Milano Rho.
In 2020, The Italian interior brand Boffi | DePadova and Time & Style have partnered to develop a joint furniture collection, Time & Style edition.
The design process begins first and foremost with the material. The Time & Style ēdition focuses on making quality, long-lasting design that references classical Japanese design and highlights the tactile qualities of solid wood. The attention to detail and emphasis on craftsmanship is in line with the principles pursued by Boffi | De Padova in its efforts to create a well-curated and distinctive selection of refined modern furnishings to accommodate every corner of the home.
The capsule collection, ranging from low tables and chairs in solid wood to light fixtures with shades made from traditional Japanese washi paper, offers an eclectic assortment of contemporary Japanese furniture that pairs harmoniously with the sophisticated living systems from Boffi | De Padova.
Over the years, Italian and Japanese design cultures have shown a profound respect for age-old handicrafts, a predisposition to focus in painstaking detail on projects to ensure unparalleled quality, and a deep commitment to making beautifully constructed objects. The understated timeless aesthetic of the Time & Style ēdition furniture pays homage to all of these. The collection meets the demands of contemporary living yet never loses sight of its origins.
You can experience the delicate space of Time & Style edition at Time & Style Atmosphere (Minami Aoyama store).
August 28 (Saturday) – September 26 (Sunday), 2021
Artist in store: August 28 (Saturday) (tentative)
One can almost see the beauty of the changing seasons and the power and transience of nature reflected in the pieces of Nobuhiko Tanaka, who works out of a studio enveloped by lush nature. The new works for this year feature delicate expressions with light dots and ribbons. Each pattern of these playful works has been carefully painted, and they also harmonize well with the main “Iro no Utsuwa” series.
We believe the reason Mr. Tanaka’s works are loved across generations is that they are beautiful to look at, are fun to imagine how to use when browsing, and help give your dining table a gentle, calming touch.
“Iro no Utsuwa”
Evidence of Mr. Tanaka’s discerning eye can be found flowing throughout every facet of these works: from the coloring that’s been incorporated after years of studying lacquer, to the matte texture with a subdued shine, all the way to the overall soft form of the pieces. Every color decorating the ceramics was made by combining materials like metallic oxide and color pigment to produce a one-of-a-kind shade.
In consideration of those who live far away or who would prefer not to visit in person, we are preparing the special page online where users can view some of the works on display at the exhibit.
The URL of the special page will be announced on Instagram on September 3rd.
Open Monday, August 30th, 2021.
1966 Born in Nerima Ward, Tokyo
1990 Graduated from Rikkyo University
1991 Completed course at Kyoto Prefectural Ceramists’ Technical Institute
1991-93 Worked at Happuyo, Shiga Prefecture
1993-95 Lecturer, Kichijoji Atelier Hikousen Tougei Research Institute
1994 Opened kiln in Iruma City, Saitama Prefecture
2001-03 Member, Japan Craft Design Association
Nobuhiko Tanaka official site
Nobuhiko Tanaka Instagram
Time & Style Residence
Tamagawa-Takashimaya S.C 6F, 3-17-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo,
10:00 – 20:00
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