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SHIROIYA HOTEL

24 Hours In One of Japan’s Best Art & Design Hotel Destinations

KOICHI IO

A Tokyo Studio Visit to the Third-Generation Metalsmith & Contemporary Artist

ISSEY MIYAKE SPRING SUMMER 2023

Kondo's Tribute Through The Power of Sculpture: “Enveloping The Body, Liberating The Mind.”

NoMad London

A Former Magistrates Court Is Transformed Into One Of London's Best New Hotels

Downtown L.A. Proper Hotel

Where the Creative Jetset Stay and Locals Hangout in Downtown Los Angeles

PARKHOTEL MONDSCHEIN

A Rich Cultural History Combined with a Refined Design Aesthetic at this Modern Luxe Hotel

FUFU KYOTO

An Intimate Luxury Hotel that Entwines Traditional Japanese Dining, Architecture and Hospitality with Modern Elegance

JACQUEMUS PARIS

A Pure Interior Led By Playfulness and Surprise

The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

The Charred-Brick 'Black Box' Presenting The Beauty Of Theatre & Performance

GAIA

British Artist Luke Jerram’s Explores The Vastness of Our Earth

Honouring ISSEY MIYAKE

The Legacy Remains: Merging Art & Fashion, East & West, Tradition & Technical Innovation

UNITED PLACES BOTANIC GARDENS

Local and Luxurious, A Melbourne Boutique Hotel That Gets It Right

Naoshima Ryokan ROKA

Designed by Okayama-based studio Nottuo, a New Modern Stay on Japan’s ‘Art Island’

Restaurang ÄNG

NORM Architects Creates A Light-Filled Glasshouse For The Michelin-Starred Restaurant

JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP: BAMBOO WEAVING

In The Quiet Backstreets Of Kyoto's South Higashiya, Find A Master Craftsman

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE SS23

As Ever, The Joy Of Movement & Ease of Pleats Prevails

NEW LIGHT POTTERY

Stunning Japan-Made Contemporary Lighting From This Nara-Based Studio

December, 2021
New Light Pottery, Nara, Japan © New Light Pottery

Taking inspiring from the historical beauty of the old and merging it with the new, an inevitable culmination of something original appears when looking at the designs of Nara-based lighting manufacturer New Light Pottery. Founded by Hiroyuki Nagatomi and Chizu Nara in 2015, the company’s lighting can be spotted across some of Japan’s contemporary design hotels, restaurant and commercial facilities, with their minimalist and sleek designs perfectly complimenting any space. The studio works across the entire scope of planning and designing to manufacturing, ensuring quality and Japanese craftsmanship is in place — each piece as desirable as the other. The company has recently opened a new showroom gallery for visitors to Nara, where all their designs can be viewed and purchased in a minimalist space designed by ninkipen!

New Light Pottery, Nara, Japan © New Light Pottery
New Light Pottery, Nara, Japan © New Light Pottery

NEW LIGHT POTTERY
5-1-40 Nijoojiminami,
Nara, 630-8012
Japan 

New Light Pottery, Nara, Japan © New Light Pottery

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Text: Joanna Kawecki
Images:
New Light Pottery

December, 2021