Out and About: The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 at the Barbican


'The Japanese House is the centrepiece of the UK’s first major exhibition exploring Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War, a period which has consistently produced some of the most influential and ground-breaking examples of modern and contemporary design.' - The Barbican

The destruction of many Japanese cities during the war meant that there was an urgent need for new housing to cope with the shortage. This 'fresh start' in Architecture meant that architects could experiment and debate designs and ideas. The exhibition demonstrates how Japanese architects have used their designs to propose radical critiques of society and innovative solutions to changing lifestyles.

If you love the simple clean lines of Japanese design, then you get this look with some of my selected products at the bottom off this post!

Get the Look

Bunny Chair | Maruni

Oak Desk | Muji

Round Bowl, Celadon Grey | Nom Living

Swiss Cheese Plant | House of Plants

Tab Floor Light White LED Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby | Conran

Bertoia Diamond Chair Harry Bertoia | Conran

Futon | The Futon Company

Akari 1Ad Table Lamp by Vitra | Heals

Saarinen Executive Arm Chair | Knoll

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