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Iro Essence of Colour

Iro Essence of Colour

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"IRO Essence of Colour" delves into the rich palette of Japan's heritage, exploring 200 traditional hues (iro) through a diverse array of objects, from ancient kimonos to modern furnishings. This exquisitely crafted book, expertly bound in traditional Japanese style, offers a deep appreciation of Japanese design, making it an essential treasure for design enthusiasts.

288 pages
270 × 205 mm

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Rossella Menegazzo, an esteemed Associate Professor specializing in East Asian Art History at the University of Milan, holds a PhD in Oriental Studies from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. Celebrated for her extensive work on Japanese photography, graphic design, and traditional ukiyo-e art, she has also curated numerous exhibitions and regularly contributes to Italian national newspapers on Japanese culture and art. Honored with the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation in 2017, Menegazzo is also recognized as the co-author of the bestselling book "Wa: The Essence of Japanese Design," published by Phaidon.

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Our products are made with love and care in Japan, but it’s with you where their story lives on. And for that to happen, we need to make sure they arrive with you in one piece! We carefully wrap each item in bubble wrap and traditional Japanese newspapers (you’ll often find a Japanese crossword or sudoku to solve!). You’ll also receive a short guide on how to care for and cherish your new tableware. Sustainability is important to us and we’re working hard on ways to keep items safe while being kind to the planet, too.

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