On the occasion of Brussels Design September, the Gokelaere & Robinson gallery is presenting a selection of pieces by twentieth century designers inspired by the Japanese art of living, in dialogue with the work of contemporary Japanese ceramists such as Machiko Hashimoto and Sawa Kiyotsugu.
After a long period of isolation, Japan opened up to the rest of the world in the 19th century, revealing the richness of its culture. Since then, it has not stopped fascinating and inspiring the Western world.
The designers of the 20th century, not immune to the rule, were greatly inspired by the Japanese art of living.
Architects and modernist designers have, among other things, drawn from the Japanese fundamentals to create pieces combining simplicity, elegance, functionality and craftsmanship.