Summary

KYOTO CONTEMPORARY PROJECT
In Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, the excellent traditional crafts with a long history
are called Kyo-mono. Here, our mission is to convey the charm of Kyo-mono and to
continue our effort to create products that bring joy to people’s modern daily lives, by
applying these advanced and sophisticated craftsmanship, and also by incorporating
contemporary design perspectives.

Kyoto Contemporary Project is based in the center of fashion - Paris, and the center of
traditional crafts - Kyoto. Through the sincere collaborations between Parisian designers
and Kyoto artisans, we have now created the products filled with their unique techniques.
We invite you to appreciate this universe of innovations that symbolizes the harmony
between the excellent artistry of Kyoto and cutting-edge designs of Paris.

Catalog



Kyoto Contemporary Paris Exhibition


Event Detail

Kyoto Contemporary
Paris Exhibition

Location

ATELIERS DE PARIS
ground floor
上海新国际博览中心

Opening Date

9th-17th January,2018
Open day:
Wednesday - Friday
(10:00-13:00, 14:00-19:00)
Saturday
(13:00 - 19:00)
Closed on January 14th - 16th


Closing party

17th January,2018
18:30 - 20:00

invitation





Innovation par-dela le temps et l’esace


Event Detail

Kyoto Contemporary
Paris Exhibition

Location

Atelier BLANCS
MANTEAUX
38 rue des Blancs
Manteaux 75004 Paris

Opening Date

25th Jan. - 10th Feb,2018
Open day:
Tuesday - Friday
(12:00 - 19:00)
Saturday
(11:30 - 19:30)
Closed on Sundays and Mondays


Reception Party

25th January,2018
19:00 - 21:00





Maison&Objet


Event Detail

Kyoto Contemporary
Paris Exhibition

Location

Parc des Expositions
Hall 7 Booth No.F164
ZAC Paris Nord 2 93420
Villepinte
maison

Opening Date

19th - 23rd January,2018
Friday - Monday
(9:30 - 19:00)
Tuesday
(9:30 - 18:00)



Exhibitors information

MOTOYAMA TATAMI SHOP

Mitsuru YOKOYAMA

Established in 1916, Motoyama Tatami Shop celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, and over the years has consistently made high-quality tatami (straw and rush mat flooring) using exacting techniques passed down through generations. In addition to their long-term community-based business, they have also actively expanded overseas since 1998, and are working not only on traditional tatami flooring but also on development of new products for new markets.


Tatami Furniture

In collaboration with Astrid Hauton, the tradition meets innovation through a set of functional, modular furniture pieces. The stacking unit is complete with two stools and a table all with removal lids, the interior provides discreet storage. Combining fresh design and time-honored craftsmanship, this minimalist set brings harmony to any space.

Design by Astrid Hauton



Company : MOTOYAMA TATAMI SHOP
Contact Person : Mitsuru YOKOYAMA
Address : 45 Murasakinomonzen-cho Kita-ku, Kyoto, 603-8216, Japan
Phone : +81-75-491-8608
FAX : +81-75-491-8607
Email : kyototatami@gmail.com
URL : http://www.kyo-tatami.com/english/


DAITOU SHINGU KOGYO CO.,LTD.

Toshiyuki OHIGASHI

Creating the value of sleep: Sleep Lab & Factory Daitou Shingu
Founded in 1925. With the mission of “creating sleep and relaxation”, they develop items for improvement of sleeping environments through sleep research and production of bedding items. In the pursuit of optimum sleep environments, they offer a series of products such as comfortable bed linens, pajamas, and other home textiles, made with cotton-gauze material safe for infants’ skin. This special textile is light enough to make you feel like wearing air.

Furniture

They produce not only bedding and sleepwear but also beds and furniture made with pristine materials for a premium relaxation environment. In collaboration with Désormeaux/ Carrette, they offer new ecologically minded spaces through the series of sensitive products.

Company : Daitou Shingu Kogyo Co,. Ltd.
Person in charge : Toshiyuki OHIGASHI
Address : 66-2 Yoko-Oji Shimo-Misuyamaden, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, 612-8338, Japan
Phone : +81-75-622-6245
FAX : +81-75-622-1337
Email :  sleep@aste-kyoto.co.jp
URL : http://www.daitoushingu.com/kyowazarashi/en/


STARRAIN - Nishijin-ori Textile Brand -

Takahiro SAKAI

Starrain is an innovative brand that offers Nishijin-ori, one of Japan’s most famous textiles with a 550-year history, made with the sakizome (prior dying of thread before cloth is woven) technique. Nishijin-ori is a very delicate fabric and features a wide range of patterns made with various processes that showcase the techniques of skilled artisans. In the aim of expanding its market worldwide, they have been working to develop this originally narrow-width textile into a wide-width in order to broaden its range of applications.

KUMI-ORI

In collaboration with Lily Alcaraz & Léa Berlier, they developed new fabrics and wall decorations made with original patterns. The distinctive ne gradations of Nishijin textiles enliven interior spaces. They created new wall panels with three types of tiles (Nishijin-ori, wood and solid color) that users can freely combine to enjoy the original patterns and shapes.

Company : STARRAIN - Nishijin-ori Textile Brand -
Person in charge : Takahiro SAKAI
Address : 5-11 Kinugarsa-arami-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, 603-8315,Japan
TEL : +81-75-464-2490
FAX : +81-75-464-2490
Email :  textile@starrain-jp.com
URL : https://www.starrain-jp.com/en


ASADA KAWARA FACTORY

Masahisa ASADA

Kyogawara, traditional roof tiles made in Kyoto, is the profession of Masahisa Asada, the third generation of Asada Kawara Factory. Being the only manufacturer of Kyogawara today, he specializes in the creation of sculptural roof tiles called "onigawara". Not only conserving the traditional crafts, he is enthusiastic in introducing new techniques such as silk screen on the surface of tiles.

Hinotori

Collaboration with Théophile Besson opened up a new box of curiosity; "how would Europeans react to this monotone material?" Together, they developed a collection of wall decoration products, "Hinotori". French traditional architecture, he says, are filled with colors and it is a challenge for him to introduce "Ibushi-gin", unique dark silver finish of Japanese roof tiles, into the European culture.


Company : ASADA KAWARA FACTORY
Person in charge : Masahisa ASADA
Address : 5 Butai-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, 612-8338, Japan
TEL : +81-75-601-1506
FAX : +81-75-601-1545
Email : asada-kawara@ivory.plala.or.jp
URL :  http://www.kyogawara.com/


SAGARADEN NOMURA

Mamoru NOMURA

Since 1910, Sagaraden Nomura is proud to be the one and only workshop in Kyoto that produces and sells “raden” (traditional technique of seashell inlay) and Kyoto-style lacquer work. They continue to produce these items daily based on their philosophy of “commitment to the pursuit of luminosity and thinness of seashell.” Ultra-thin layers of 0.1 mm or less are superimposed over and over again in an elaborate process resulting in maximum durability and beauty that will endure over the ages.

Vision-Visu

Created in collaboration with Pierre Charrié, Vison-Visu is a stand mirror emerging from the Paris designer’s innovative and richly imaginative mind. The symmetrical design utilizes the reflectivity of the mirrored material not only to reflect the enchanting beauty of seashells and the splendid craftsmanship of the product, but also the space that the product inhabits.

Design by Pierre Charrié


Company : SAGARADEN NOMURA
Contact Person : Mamoru NOMURA
Address : 26 Sagashakado-daimon-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, 616-8422, Japan
Phone : +81-75-871-4353
FAX : +81-75-871-4353
Email : info@sagaraden.com
URL : http://www.sagaraden.com/en/


KOBORI BUTSUGU MFG. CO

Taku KOBORI

Established in 1775, Kobori is best known for the exceptional quality of its Buddhist altar fittings and its customer portfolio includes number of famous Japanese temples. Their craftsmanship have been certified by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. Woodworking, lacquering, gold-leafing, painting .... so many techniques go into the creation of Buddhist altar fittings.


Komyo Shelf

In collaboration with Atelier Pelpell, they developed a modern Buddhist altar made with the artisanal techniques and suited to contemporary lifestyles. With a simple and streamlined design, it can be used not only for prayers but also as a shelf that enlivens interior spaces. There is a choice of 2 types; tabletop placement and wall-hanging. In coordination with the decorative wooden wall material "Komyo", which they developed last year, they are now able to offer interior decoration solutions.

Design by Atelier Pelpell



Company : KOBORI BUTSUGU MFG. CO
Contact Person : Taku KOBORI
Address : Karasuma-dori Shomen Agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8505, Japan
Phone : +81-75-341-4121
FAX : +81-75-341-4128
Email : info@kobori.co.jp
URL : http://www.kobori.co.jp


KOSEIDO

Yoshishige TANAKA

Koseido’s second generation, Yoshishige Tanaka works with the technique called “Hyogu” which is to glue together many layers of washi papers. He applies his extensive experiences in restoring cultural properties such as antique artworks and Buddhist temple paintings. While dedicating his daily efforts to the preservation of over 100 year-old art pieces, he also applies his skills to decorative products that suit today’s living environments.

SAIKA

Now, Koseido has teamed up with the designer and developed a lighting fixture ideal for modern interior spaces by pasting three-dimensionally constructed washi paper and silk fabric. The range of size and color can easily be expanded, and it is possible to respond to custom orders. The synergy between Kyoto’s time-honored craftsmanship and fresh French perspective brought this innovative lighting fixture.

Design by Élise FOUIN


Company : KOSEIDO
Contact Person : Yoshishige TANAKA
Address : 27-12 Nakamachi, Jyurakumawari, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8403, Japan
Phone : +81-75-811-3394
FAX : +81-75-811-3389
Email : kouseidou@gaia.eonet.ne.jp
URL : http://gengoro-kyoto.com


KUBO SHOJI CO., LTD.

Takahiro KUBO

Established in 1938, Kubo Shoji Co., Ltd. has consistently produced everything related to kimono. They work in all the levels of production from planning to manufacturing. Dedicated to maintain a positive stance toward making great products, they carefully preserve Japan’s traditional spirit and techniques while creating products for the modern lifestyle. They inherit and nurture the traditional aesthetics of kimono while pursuing a new ideal of beauty.

MUSUBI

They produced a series of lampshades in collaboration with the art knit creator Sophie Dalla Rosa, who manipulates a wide variety of threads and spins out her own unique world. The lampshade "Musubi" makes use of the variegated texture and quiet, rustic beauty of kumihimo (braided cord). Its simple modern look is perfect for a premium-quality Japanese-style interior.


Company : KUBO SHOJI CO., LTD.
Contact Person : Takahiro KUBO
Address : 776, Kanaya-cho, Horikawa-dori Takoyakushi Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8352, Japan
Phone : +81-75-841-0111
FAX : +81-75-811-3121
Email : first@ribbon.co.jp
URL : http://www.ribbon.co.jp



Kyoto Contemporary
Producer Kotaro Nishibori

Headquarters
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Address: 546 Dodo-cho, Horikawa Teranouchi-higashi-iru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
TEL: +81-75-432-8751
FAX: +81-75-441-6645
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