Japanese design Teruhiro Yanagihara launched his studio in 2002. Inspired by the idea of transcending conventional creative paradigms, and moved by the intuitive warmth of Scandinavian living, Teruhiro aims to elevate the human experiences of the quotidian through emotional dialogues and timeless attention to detail. His clients include Kvadrat, 1616/Arita Japan, Karimoku New Standard, Skagerak, Offecct, and Kimura Glass, among others, and his works are part of the permanent collections at the National Centre for fine Arts in Paris and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Teruhiro also runs ‘Vague’ by Teruhiro Yanagihara Studio (TYS) – housed in historic structures in Kobe and Arles – which connects the creative dots between Japan and the rest of the world. ‘Vague’, which is French for ‘wave’, is the spatial expression of TYS design philosophies and is an in-between space for creativity and a laboratory for experimental ideas. Flowing with the organic momentum of a wave, it is a home for a fluid spectrum of collaborative projects, such as exhibitions, food research and residencies.