Shoppe On to showcase 25 Japanese design brands on its virtual marketplace

Dezeen promotion: the second edition of virtual homeware fair Shoppe On will see the return of Showcase: Japan, spotlighting talented design and crafts brands from across the country.



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Place at Showcase: Japan

Shoppe Object – the New York design fair behind Shoppe On – is teaming up with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) to host Showcase: Japan, which will feature a mix of 25 established and up-and-coming brands.

Among them will be 88-year-old glassware company SGHR Sugahara, artisanal candle-maker Takazawa Candle, kitchen utensils brand Conte, metal-casting specialist Nousaku and LED lighting brand YSM Products.



SGHR Sugahara will present glassware, including its popular black frosted glass


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SGHR Sugahara will present glassware, including its popular black frosted glass

The theme of this year’s event is Design and Discovery. Following the success of the previous show, it is expected to be one the highlights of this year’s Shoppe On.

Each of the 25 brands will feature in a live virtual show that will be broadcast as part of the event, which takes place from 8 to 10 February 2021.

The products will then be listed on the Shoppe On virtual marketplace until 6 August 2021.



background pattern: Pleco will present its eco-friendly pleated bags for Showcase Japan


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Lexus LS 500h Nishijin Launched in India at Rs 2.22 Crore, Gets Traditional Japanese Interior Design



a car parked on the side of a road: Lexus LS 500h Nishijin Launched in India at Rs 2.22 Crore, Gets Traditional Japanese Interior Design


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Lexus LS 500h Nishijin Launched in India at Rs 2.22 Crore, Gets Traditional Japanese Interior Design

Luxury car manufacturer Lexus India has premiered a new variant of its flagship sedan LS, which is called as the Lexus LS 500h Nishijin. While the LS 500h is priced at Rs 1.91 crore, the Lexus LS 500h Nishijin is priced at Rs 2.22 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The model launched in India in 2018 with its coupe silhouette and as the flagship sedan of the Lexus brand, it has gained popularity over a span of more than 30 years and in more than 90 countries and regions.

The new LS 500h Nishijin variant has interiors crafted with a unique collaboration involving traditional Japanese crafts. The interior ornamentation of “Nishijin & Haku” gets its inspiration from the ‘path of moonlight on the sea’ which is a mysterious natural phenomenon that can only be witnessed for a limited number of days before, after, and during a full moon. During this time, moonlight forms a long and narrow path on the surface of the ocean, and sparkles of light on moonlit waves captivate with delicate gradation.

This is created by weaving silver threads

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