Japanese furniture has as its core design element simplicity of form and structure. The craftsmanship, which has been learned and mastered over hundreds of years, gives the pieces a unique and rich character.
The philosophical pillar of mingei is “hand-crafted art of ordinary people”. Yanagi Soetsu discovered beauty in everyday ordinary and utilitarian objects created by nameless and unknown craftsmen. According to Yanagi, utilitarian objects made by the common people are “beyond beauty and ugliness”.