Kawagoe, Japan based industrial designer and collaborator - Oji Masanori is renown for his practical and simplistic designs of household goods. In a addition to product design, Oji-San thoughtfully selects specialized craftsmen to produce his designs depending on the level of expertise required. Products range from brass, wood, ceramic and other various metals.
For Toronto Design Week, he collaborated with Canadian design shop MJÖLK for a special collaborative collection of "one off" light fixtures produced alongside local Canadian artisans and manufacturers. We had a chance to cover the opening reception which also showcased a retrospective of his select works spanning back over a decade.