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'It’s not just a sumptuous survey of the country’s design - it’s also a love letter to the spaces we inhabit.' - T: The New York Times Style Magazine
An insider's look at the myriad styles of private homes of Japan, showing how Japanese interior design continues to evolve in a new era.
Exploring the art and craft of Japanese residential interiors, author Mihoko Iida provides an insider's look into the wide-ranging interior design of her country's private homes. Featuring twenty-eight exemplary residences around Japan – from urban apartments to mountain and seaside escapes – the book showcases aspirational minimalist homes alongside functional live/work spaces and traditional historic dwellings.
Throughout, Iida demonstrates the enduring philosophy of integrating the natural landscape into the home, and details the influences and continuing evolution of Japanese interior design. The book also showcases homes designed by some of Japan's top architects, such as Kengo Kuma, nendo, Koji Fujii, Arata Endo, and Takamitsu Azuma.Specifications:
- Format: Hardback
- Size: 270 × 205 mm (10 5/8 × 8 1/8 in)
- Pages: 256 pp
- Illustrations: 180 illustrations
- ISBN: 9781838663995
Mihoko Iida is the executive features editor of Vogue Japan.
Danielle Demetriou is a British writer and editor who has lived in Japan since 2007, and is often found traveling across the country, writing design, architecture and lifestyle stories for international magazines, newspapers and books.
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'It's not just a sumptuous survey of the country's design - it's also a love letter to the spaces we inhabit.' – T: The New York Times Style Magazine
‘Show off your chic, minimalist taste with this book filled with the graceful interiors of Japanese homes and historical buildings.’ – TIME
'Iida perfectly illustrates the enduring ethos of Japanese architecture and design.' – Veranda
'Tantalizing.' – New York Magazine's The Strategist
‘These pages are full of inspiration.’ – Dwell
'Gorgeous.' – Library Journal
'Rare is the book that so thoroughly upends your romanticized image of a place while still inspiring you to travel there. But such is the case with Japanese Interiors.' – Daily Beast