If you’re a fan of Japanese creativity, then the new book, Where They Create, Japan gives you access to the studios of the country’s most talented designers, from fashion to architecture and everything in between.
The book’s creator, photographer Paul Barbera, was drawn to Japan, because “there are few places in the world where I feel that a community or even the country as a whole, has a constant craving for absolute perfectionism.”
There are portraits and studio shots of 32 creatives, including architects Tadao Ando, Sou Fujimoto and WonderWall, as well as fashion brands like Engineered Garments, White Mountaineering, Takahashi Hiroko and Christopher Nemeth.
Monocle’s magazine’s founder, Tyler Brûlé, explains his own fascination with working with the country in the foreword: “I collaborate in Japan because there is that acceptance, willingness, commitment to really go into the finish line and hopefully to go above and beyond.”
Where They Create, Japan is out now on Frame Publishing