HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor | May 12, 2010

Modern Japanese Furniture at Idée

modern japanese home design at idee

One thing that struck me while visiting Japan is the similarities between modern Japanese design and Danish design, and by extension, mid-century modern design. Once you pass the similarities, you can appreciate that the design is also unique. I love it and would like to furnish my home with many pieces that I spotted at Idée.

modern japanese dining furniture at idee

I love their dining tables. And if you live in a small places, the love-it chairs are versatile enough to move from the dining table to the living room.

makeup dresser and umbrella stand :: japanese home decor at idee

Founded in 1975, Idée is now a subsidiary of Muji, another home design retail chain which operates a few stores in New York. You will find furniture and home accessories. Look at the original design of the umbrella stand. But the piece I wish I could have brought home is the Anton brown, white ash makeup dresser. It delivers on look and function. I had several makeup desks; so I know what to look for in a makeup dresser. This one fits my criteria. Although the unit is small, the 4 drawers were built to hold what a girl needs to style her hair and face.

+ Love-it chairs 81,900 yens ($883 USD approx.)
+ ARC dining table 165,900 yens ($1790 USD approx.)
+ Idée online store – only for Japan

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7 Responses to “Modern Japanese Furniture at Idée”

  1. Wow, I haven’t heard of Idee for a few years. I heard about it when residing in East Asia where Japanese culture swept all over the area. Idee furniture has some sort of simple not-saying-too-much Japanese style.

  2. Very clean lines yet the furniture looks comfy, unlike most modern styles I’ve seen.

  3. Dianna: you get a point. Function is important for the Japanese. Their furniture is smaller in size, than what is the norm today in North American, but me always sit comfortably in their chairs.

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  5. 5 maxine greenspan said:

    Where d I buy the makeup desk/table? Need it in NYC. Thanks

  6. Maxine, Idee only have shops across Japan. The post was a part of my coverage about Japan.

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