Mjolk, the Toronto-based furniture store that we wrote about last year, recently hosted the retrospective exhibition of Japanese designer Oji Masanori’s works. Unfortunately, we couldn’t experience this visual feast in person, but it was the real delight when they shared the photographs of this intimate design happening with us. Oji Masanori is one of the most important Japanese designers, who designs beautiful contemporary objects for everyday use that embrace the qualities of traditional Japanese handcraft.
This third retrospective exhibition of Oji Masanori’s fine objects at Mjolk store and gallery was held during Toronto Design Week Festival. This one was particularly special because Mjolk collaborated with the designer on a lighting collection that has been produced alongside local Canadian artisans and small manufacturers. Two pendant lamps named The Hemisphere Pendant and The Diamond Pendant “were created out of an image of a Torontonian, a Canadian, who lives peacefully and considers the people around them, respecting differences while living in a complex and diverse city,” explained Oji.
The Diamond Pendant
The Hemisphere Pendant
Oji Masanori product packaging
images courtesy of Mjolk