The so-called 'sukiya style' that dates from seventeenth century Japan, is generally regarded as one of the culminations of architecture. Many well known architects, like for instance Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe, have been influenced by this style and to this day the sukiya style is a source of inspiration to many architects and artists.

Japanese design has a timeless quality. It's interior elements like cabinets, lamps and tables are easely combined with a modern western interior. Especially shoji doors can have a surprising effect on the interior. With their simple lines and natural materials they are never too prominently present. Yet they bring a delightful peace and a new balance to the room.


 

Placed before a window shoji pleasantly filter the impressions of the outside world.

 






Modern interior by archcitect Kho Liang Ie manufactured by Kodama.


As a separation or room divider shoji offer privacy without blocking the light.
 

 

 

For restaurant Yamazato of the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, Kodama made the shoji windows by architect Moriko Kira.

   
 

 

Gosker Design, The Hague

 

 

In a therapy or meetingroom traditional and modern Japanese elements have a calming and inspiring effect.

 

 

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