Want to update your home décor without much fuss? LIVING DESIGN CENTER OZONE offers layers of design in one location. To get you started, we’ve rounded up five superb brands to look out for when you visit.
For the house proud, Tokyo can be a nightmare to navigate when looking to either build a house from scratch or simply redecorate. Traversing the city once to find furniture, then again to look at paint strips is neither practical nor desirable. A visit to OZONE eliminates that waste of time: it has six floors with a total of 35 showrooms displaying everything from wall tiles to whole kitchen units. The hours will fly by as you find yourself drawn in by the countless customization options and staff expertise.
Style Glass: When Glass Meets Design
While glass may not be the first thing you think of when decorating your home, it shouldn’t be overlooked. Whether you’re looking for a subtle change or a dramatic finish, Style Glass can transform your home with the simple change of a glass door, window, or addition of a wall decoration. Bring light into your home while shielding it from peering eyes by adding a gradated frosted coating to a window facing the street. Or, if you need a touch of design and color, consider the washi glass – where Japanese handmade paper is inserted in between two sheets of clear or tinted glass. It softens light that passes through it, while adding the appearance of traditional-style texture. This is just one of the countless options, as customers can customize glass design, tints, frosting, gradation and size to their specific needs. You can even ask them to print your own design for a truly original addition to your home.
Glas Luce X Smart Home: The latest in Interior Technology
Welcome to the future, where LCD glass and modern technology make your home more stylish, more convenient – and more fun. Glas Luce’s elegant flat screen systems take up almost no space and can be customized in size, function and design to suit your needs. Change what looks like a glass mirror into a media center at the touch of a button – and then back again. Depending on how connected you’d like your home, you can do anything from watching your favorite YouTube videos to having a mirror concierge (coming soon) give you a health check – or simply adjusting the lighting. What are you waiting for? The future is now – and it looks fantastic.
Nordic Form: Timeless Masterpieces
Nordic Form is home to a stunning range of contemporary items, as well as a specially selected collection of vintage 50s and 60s furniture in pristine condition. The latter are handpicked on location in Scandinavia by shop staff and shipped to Japan specifically for this showroom. You’ll find pieces by Bruno Mathsson, Alvar Aalto, and other iconic designers – but since these are rare items, they may gone the next time you stop by.
Atelier Mokuba: From Tree to Table
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind, statement piece to add to your home, look no further than Atelier Mokuba, located on the 5th floor. This showroom displays about 180 wooden tables, countertops and desks in a variety of 35 types of wood. The amazing thing is, each tabletop is made from a single slab of wood. The spirit and skill of the artisans who made them live on in these unique masterpieces, which are kept in their natural shape, instead of being sawn apart and then pieced together again. These natural works of art – which grew for centuries in the forest – will live in your home for generations to come.
Feel Textile: Tactile Matters
Whether you’re looking for a cushion cover or wanting to redecorate your whole interior, Feel Textile will be there every step of your journey. Rely on the staff’s expertise for choosing the appropriate fabric for a certain type of surface, or coordinating different fabrics together. They can help you choose designs, take measurements, organize production – and even arrange for installation. Their dedication to your needs, combined with a broad range of stunning European designs, will ensure you make the right choice for you and your home.
Coming Up Next…
For an exceptional insight into modern Japanese design, look no further than the Nippon Form showroom, where traditional craftsmanship meets contemporary ideas. Discover functional, minimalistic furniture that won’t take up space; or pop-inspired stainless steel tetsubin teapots in magenta and aquamarine. Find yourself inspired by the miniature living space gallery and picture how these stunning features would look in your own home.
Keep an eye out for our full roundup of Nippon Form items in the May 2017 issue of Tokyo Weekender magazine.
LIVING DESIGN CENTER OZONE
Address: 3F-8F Shinjuku Park Tower, 3-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
More information at www.ozone.co.jp/eng
Photographs (except the Glas Luce image) by Chris Mollison