Melding the past with the present, and possibly even the future, is a gift that not all artists and designers have, yet Oji & Design manages to achieve it with ease. This studio offers housewares that have an antiquated aesthetic while not compromising their contemporary purpose, all with an understated beauty that will captivate even those who prefer a different style.
Founded by Japanese designer Oji Masanori, who graduated with a degree in architecture, Oji & Design creates items that combine function with form as well. By applying what he learned in his architectural courses to industrial design, Masanori appears to begin "with the foundation and allowing the beauty of its shape to lead the design," as Cool Hunting notes.
From bottle openers to light fixtures, Oji & Design provides just about everything a home needs.