FACE A FACE: inspired by Japan
The designers at FACE A FACE continue their cultural and artistic exploration of the Italian MEMPHIS movement, for their latest collection – JAPAN NOW!, discovering a surprising connection with contemporary Japanese design. Their inspiration comes from a number of Japanese designers and renowned creative talents including Shiro Kuramata, Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Kengo Kuma. From the sculptural cylinders of the KYOTO models to the colourful folds of PLEATS and the haunting echoes of the NENDO range, each of the new concepts reflects the interplay of the subtlety of Japanese design and the exuberance of the Memphis movement, explains the company.
The interplay of cultures creates novelty and surprise right through to the colour palette: structured materials, smoky amber colour gradients, touches of pale violet, and almost futuristic halo effects and electric colours sketch a diverse and explosive style in the frames.