Native & Co designs and curates Japanese and Taiwanese homeware from their Notting Hill store. Working closely with specialist makers and local craftsmen, they seek out discreet pieces crafted with simplicity, subtlety and purity – combining Japanese and Taiwanese traditional craft with contemporary design.
Following their public launch at Design Junction 2014, Native & Co will return to the show this year to launch their first in-house designs: a maple wood furniture series and a cedar tableware series designed by Chris Yoshiro Green and Sharon Jo-Yun Hung.
The ‘Inako’ furniture series consists of a dining table, bench and stool, all crafted from solid maple wood. Inspired by Japanese furniture and joinery, Inako’s design is subtle and discreet, allowing the natural beauty of the maple to be revealed. The name ‘Inako’ derives from the Japanese word for an ear of rice – an emblem of the calm, understated elegance of this furniture series.