Sublime is a comprehensive collection of current Japanese architecture, interiors, and products that showcases and explores Japan’s uniquely elegant design aesthetic. After the visual excesses of the early new millennium, there are now distinct demands for clear and rational, yet forward-thinking design—a style in which the Japanese have specialized for hundreds of years. Today, architects and other creatives from Japan are masters at designing striking, virtually transcendent work that seamlessly melds aesthetics, functionality, and quality.
Sublime: New Design and Architecture from Japan by Robert Klanten, Kitty Bolhöfer, and Birga Meyer. Hardcover. 288 pages. Full color.