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atelier oï - CASA GIFU

CASA GIFU by atelier oï


Opening during Fuorisalone:

Daily h. 10.00 – 21.00

11 Press preview h. 15.00-21.00

12 Opening by invitation h. 18.00-21.00

The Gifu Prefecture, “Heartland of Japan”, presents its ancestral know-how handcrafted by its artisans and its manufactures in an experiential scenography of a thousand contrasts.

Objects resulting from artistic collaboration exchanges,combined expertise and new cultural perspectives are exhibited at CASA GIFU, ephemeral Italian home of Gifu, one of Japan’s important regions.


atelier oï

atelier oï, founded in La Neuveville, Switzerland, in 1991 by Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis and Patrick Reymond, atelier oï has been striving to dissolve barriers between genres and foster cross-disciplinary creativity for over 20 years. Over the course of their achievements, architecture, design and set design have intertwined on an international scale. Multidisciplinary, team spirit and an intimate rapport with the material are their watchwords. Born of an intuitive and emotional affinity with the act of shaping different materials, their projects have been recognized the world over. Between experimentation, cultural exchanges and events devoted to their creations, they design for Artemide, B&B Italia, Bulgari, Danese, Driade, Foscarini, Louis Vuitton, Moroso, Pringle of Scotland, USM, Victorinox, Zanotta and Parachilna.

GIFU Prefecture

Known as the soul of Japan, the GIFU Prefecture is located on the island of Honshu. Its resources are a reflection of its rich and plural region. They span a wide range of craft and industrial traditional know-hows historically related to its natural abundant in water environment such as ceramics, wood-working, lacquer painting, forging, paper-making, cormorants fishing and gastronomy.

HIDA Sangyo Co. Ltd

HIDA Sangyo is a well-established furniture manufacturer founded in 1920. Inheriting the skills and traditions of Hida artisans, the company keeps challenging "new monozukuri" with its own technologies. Recently, HIDA Sangyo has been active in eco-conscious manufacturing, using materials that have never been used. For example, we produce furniture from domestically-grown cedar by heat-compression.


NITOMS is a development-oriented company which manufactures plastic domestic fixtures, adhesives and various other home products. The company was established in 1975 and is successful outgrowth of Home Products Department of Nitto Denko Co., Ltd. NITOMS inherited the superior technological assets of Nitto Denko to manufacture new unique products which provide consumers with the greatest of benefit. Within a year after its inception, NITOMS was able to set up an ideal distribution network for marketing its unique products. These products meet the save-energy, save-resources criteria being demanded by the current social and economic conditions. NITOMS looks to the future with a growing list of products to meet the changing needs of the consumer market.


Since its foundation in 1891, as a Gifu specialty lantern maker, OZEKI has expanded its market both in Japan and overseas. Based on our business performance and distinctive techniques, our products have been highly acclaimed, which is evidenced by over a hundred awards won at various domestic and international exhibitions. For its achievements, the company was granted the Blue Ribbon Medal (Ranju hosho) in 1931 and the Fifth Class Order of the Sacred Treasure in 1943. We are devoted to developing new products, which has led to several dozens of patents, utility models, and design registrations. We deliver our Gifu lanterns (traditional Bon festival lanterns) to department stores nationwide, as well as exporting the Isamu Noguchi “AKARI” products to the US and European countries. We are always seeking for new opportunities. This is the Ozeki’s will that has been inherited across the generations.




“SPREAD” is the creative unit created by Hirokazu Kobayashi and Haruna Yamada in 2004. When gathering together every memory, one can overpass boundaries and then the designs will “SPREAD”.Since 2004, “Life Stripe” is an on-going art project that records patterns of life in colors.

Thomas Merlo & Partner AG

Editor TMP manufactures in Switzerland and imports mainly from Japan extraordinary items to enhance the aesthetic and creative quality of life at home, in the office and while traveling. TMP-products are hallmarked by their functional design, ingenious flexibility and cosmopolitan charm. They form an eye-catching focus in every sophisticated environment.

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