Into the wild: design for outdoor living in Japan

Friday, 9 December 2011

Snowpeak tableware
A newly found adventurer spirit running through Japan has led to camping becoming a popular pastime - with more people now taking holidays inside Japan than ever before.

GSI Halulite ketalist
In light of the trend, classic Japanese cookware gets updated in super-light materials to make it camping-friendly. Rainbow-coloured brights are seen extending from the tropical hiking trend, while chrome and metallics add a touch of glamour.

Back To Life stack stand - image via
Natural, organic-looking products make a return to camping gear as a more humble aesthetic enjoys a renewed interest, and picnic blankets are also key. Inhabitants use a classic Japanese furoshiki wrapping style to create a dual purpose bag that doubles up as a picnic blanket when laid out flat.

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