Stockholm – Japanese fashion house Issey Miyake has collaborated with Finnish interior designers Iitala on a series of homewares.
Issey Miyake and his team are well known for their love of pleating and the collaboration invited them to apply the same techniques from their fashion collection to more functional, everyday objects.
Its cushions, for example, were made using steam to pleat the fabric into origami-like patterns that won’t lose their shape.
Iitala, which began as a glassmaker, applied its decades of expertise to create a simple, yet striking vase and ceramic plates. The Pause for Harmony collection was launched at last week’s Stockholm Design Week and was shown at the Wetterling Gallery.
Scandinavian and Japanese designers have struck up an alliance in recent years, inspired by a mutual appreciation for minimalism. In 2015 interior architect André Fu created a Zen garden-inspired catwalk for Swedish retailer COS.