Published: 2020-4-8

Bringing Art Into Your Daily Life Part 1

Lovely Space with Art

On the dinning table, on the side table, at the entrance, put your favorite art work. Try to unify the whole color using it. It just makes the place tighter and more elegant. It's a space you see every day, so it would be nice if you could produce something that looks wonderful and value each day.

At the TAA, participating stores rented venues and works, and the space coordinator Yumiko Sato coordinated the space with wonderful art.


She posts on Instagram too. Please refer to that too!

The venue and furniture were provided by Luca Scandinavia.
Photograph: Mariko Watanabe




Yumiko SATO

Space Coordinator
Representative of Food and Space Design, Studio Stråle.
Her interes is in the Japanese aesthetic sense, such as feeling the beauty of petals floating on water or the leaves falling on the garden.
She studies Japanese traditional culture and crafts and am enthusiastic about spreading traditional craft. 
She supports the world of Japanese and Western craftsmanship through her beautiful coordinated tables.
Her borderless and rich expression of style to coordinate the space has attracted many people.




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Antique lacquer (maki-e) Bento box and bowls

At first glance, they are really Japanese, but the modern dining table, flower pot and the simple branches makes this a very modern space.
Because the colors are unified, the gold of the Maki-e does not insist too much, and the yellow-green color of the leaves balances gently.
On the table, the red lacquer that can be seen at a glance accentuates the gorgeousness.


Hanging Scroll "春梅銀座" Kawai Gyokudo  kujaku gallery
Makie Hanami Jyu, Paulownia and Pheonix Design, Late Edo period to Meiji period.
Lacquer bowl with chrysanthemum design, Genroku Matsuda, Showa period.
Kadomatsu Seishindo
Mahogany Conference Table, Hans J. Wegner, 1970's
LYNGBY VASEN Original early model 1930's  
Luca Scandinavia



Space like blue and silver glass

Colored Satsuma Kiriko (cutting glass) is very famous, but colorless ones are rare, and it is hard to distinguish them from Edo Kiriko.
The blue paintings look cute on such glass and Dutch dyeing.
The parrot's pottery is also from the Netherlands, but the owner seems to have been very cherished, and even makes elaborate coverings (bags).
Is Japan passionate about extra supporting containers (bags and boxes) because of the culture that believes that souls live in things?
We always feel as if you don't treat things carefully, you might end up hitting a stick. Lol


"Perser Unite22" Ndoye Douts
Gallery SUIHA
Edo Kiriko (cutting glass) Tokkuri
Edo glass cups
Non colored Satsuma Kiriko glass cup 
antique shop Wabisuke
Blue and white container with lid, Holland, 18c
Blue and white parrot figure, Holland, 18c
Ole Wanscher, Dining room suite (Mahogany, Horse hair) 1960's
Luca Scandinavia



Horse and lion

Did you know that “Jun gin (Pure Silver)” and “Sterling Silver” are different? Usually when you refer to silver, it is not 100% silver, but "Jun gin (pure silver)" is 100% silver.
This tea cup saucer is made of pure 100% silver, and the back is made of very beautiful handmade marks. It is very beautiful in the silver tray.
The Kakiemon lion is the main character here. There is a lovely, presence that you always want to leave near.
The horse drawn on the hanging scroll fits perfectly into this space, and everything seems to be complemented.

Hanging Scroll "厨の朝 Kuriya no asa" Hashimoto Kansetsu
kujaku gallery
Kakiemon colored lion figures (pair), Edo period late 17c
Oriental Antiques Gallery Maesaka Seitend
White glazed Jar, Holland, 18c
Blue and white Copper print tea cups, Holland, 19c
Flower shaped pure silver tea cup saucer, Chikueido Eishin, Showa period.
Kadomatsu Seishindo
Mahogany Conference Table, Hans J. Wegner, 1970's
Luca Scandinavia



French cuisine on a Nabeshima Celadon?


This Nabeshima celadon is unusually high, with a soft flare on the lip, and it matches well with Western coordination.
Imagine a white fish poiré served here!
The Chyosen Karatsu vase, which looks very rugged in some environment, seems to be somewhat mature, probably because of the dark tulips.
Of course, it is good to use it in a Japanese space, but it will be nice to match it with a modern space as well.


Blue and white dish with imaginary lion design, Holland 18c
Chyosen Karatsu Vase, early Edo period
Nabeshima celadon dish 
antique shop Wabisuke
Ole Wanscher, Dining room suite (Mahogany, Horse hair) 1960's
Luca Scandinavia



Tea time with Bakusen birds


Maybe you can hear the two birds chatting or wispering to each other. What story do you think of here?
It is usually thought that hanging scrolls are hung in the "Tokono-ma", a certain space in a Japanese traditional style room, but hanging on a wall just like that fits into a very modern space.
Some people likes to fix the hanging scroll into a western frame, but once you get to know the accessories, this is a very deep world. Yes, there is a place that can lead to the "container" that Japanese people like.
This console table is designed using an inlay technique called Parketteri, and it seems to give this space a spice.

"Wadan" Tsuchida Bakusen
kujaku gallery
Ko-Imari small dish and bowl, 19th century, Late Edo period
Oriental Antiques Gallery Maesaka Seitend
Mermaid Object, Just Andersen
Console Table, Late 19th cetury - early 20th century
Luca Scandinavia



Copenhagen tile side table and bamboo crafts


A relaxing space has been created, as if there is a western style of "Otsuki mi"(moon viewing in the Autumn season).
Maybe this is a bedroom or a corner of the living room. The atmosphere is quiet but a bit wild, and you can enjoy your time slowly.
The lamp illuminates a bamboo flower arrangement and a lacquer candy plate like a moon, and it looks as if leaves like bamboo swirl in the wind.



Bamboo flower basket by Jiro Yonezawa.
Maki-e with rabbit design, around prewar period. 
Japanese Bamboo Baskets -HANABAKO-
Nils Thorsson and Severin Hansen Jr., Royal Copenhagen “Baca” Console table 1970's
Table Lamp 1950's
Poul Hundevad “Gold Hill” folding stool inTeak 1950's  
Luca Scandinavia


On the next article, we will introduce Ms. Yumiko Sato's coordinated setting photos taken at your home with lots of flower and green, so please look forward to it!