Think Japanese Minimalism

I’m enamored with two products by Japanese studio h220430. The Tokonoma is a display shelf of sorts that puts Japanese minimalism front and center. It’s different from the minimalism we’re used to seeing from the west which is often described as stark and cold. There’s something intrinsically warm about the Japanese variant. It’s subtle and enriches anything placed on top.

The Larsen C pays homage to one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica (which is rapidly melting). Think of it as a mini glacier that can be used as a toothbrush holder or a vessel for a flower. The replica is finished to really look like the real thing when wet, though no where near as big.

W 90 × D 90 × H 80

Photos: Ikunori Yamamoto

Designer: h220430 Studio