New sunglasses, new passion! Continuing our cultural and artistic journey, we explore a unique group within the MEMPHIS movement, namely its Japanese designers, which gradually leads us towards contemporary Japanese design.

Back in 1981, Shiro Kuramata received an invitation from Ettore Sottsass to join the Memphis group, which turned over a new leaf in design, introducing the emotion of Japan's Kuramata to the expressiveness of Italian Sottsass! Both shared the belief that "Enchantment should be seen as a function" - breaking with the raw concrete and minimalism of the Bauhaus trend.

An iconoclastic poetic element suddenly appeared with Shiro Kuramata, like the red roses fixed in his Glass Chair. Japanese designers, such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Kengo Kuma, also express the same combination of delicacy and breakthrough in aesthetics - a fascinating contrast!