“In Japan, it’s traditional to represent the contemporary world and link it to the past. Decorating with braided thread is a reminder of this connection through time. Scent sticks are also a symbol of future success as they carry the scent of traditional philosophy and embody it,” Takafumi Nemoto explains.
Takafumi Nemoto presents a tree, a fragrant sculpture made from hand-knotted rattan, reminiscent of classic Japanese craft tradition. A vase with in stoneware contains a scented oil that does not smell like a perfume, but naturally fresh like a room that’s just been aired. Here, Japanese exploration of the senses and Scandinavian design combine.
Takafumi started with a bundle of rattan, which he found in a corner of his workshop that made him wonder why scent sticks are always straight and a little boring. If they were instead designed in soft and flowing shapes, the scent would be preserved for longer and they could double as a decorative tree sculpture.