Analogue Life focuses primarily on contemporary Japanese housewares. Most of the products we carry are handmade by artisans or craftsmen working out of small studios, or small manufacturers, many with long histories and employing techniques perfected over generations.
It used to be not long ago that if we mentioned Japanese craft, it immediately conjured images only of washi lamps, traditional lacquer bowls, tatami mats, shoji screens and ukiyoe prints. We love all those things. But contemporary Japanese designers working sometimes in collaboration with traditional craftmen have applied the traditions of simplicity, elegance, and harmony beyond those, to a variety of household goods. Analogue Life hopes to offer international customers a range of these well crafted, well designed products that reflects what is being designed and produced today by young artists as well as established master craftsmen.
There is an incredible amount of beautifully crafted yet relatively inexpensive work being produced in Japan today. Much of that work has been unavailable outside of Japan and it is our goal to introduce that work and the artists and craftsmen that produce it.
We do carry some items from outside Japan. George Peterson's
exceptional, hand turned wood bowls and Kirsten Hectermanns
beautiful hand carved wood spoons from Kenya (via London), to name a few. But the emphasis is on Japanese work.
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Ian Orgias & Mitsue Iwakoshi
In March 2011 we opened a small shop in Nagoya, Japan.
Located on the 2nd floor of a beautiful Showa era house in Mizuho Ward, the shop blends contemporary styling with Showa period architectural elements. Seperately the first floor of the building houses Tsukihiso, a gallery that has exhibitions of kimonos, ceramics, prints, and other works from the the 10th to the 20th of each month.
Analogue Life Nagoya Shop is open Tuesday to Saturday 12-7pm.
Access: 10 minutes walk from Sakurayama Stn on the Sakuradori line. MAP