Hope you’ve all enjoyed Japan week, I definitely had fun doing the research, there’s just so much beauty out there to discover and I can go on forever, but I will finish on this post relating to Japanese interiors. Since many of us are thinking about simplifying life, de-cluttering and taking green issues seriously. I believe Japanese design wins by seeing beauty in simplicity, the use of natural materials to create quality sustainable products.
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‘In 2001, Japan worked out it was going to run out of places to landfill. So the government passed a law adding the cost of recycling home appliances to the retail price. The law guaranteed revenue to invest in recycling plants. Now over 80% of Japan’s TVs are recycled. What is really inspiring is that companies like Hitachi and Toshiba are developing Design for Disassembly software to help them create more sustainable products. How a product will be recycled is now built into the design process and informs how the product is made.‘(Howies catalogue)