Minimalist Industrial Designer House in Tokyo

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Remember how I told you I was on a press trip to Italy with ceramic tile brand Refin? I still have to find the time to edit my photos from the trip to make a post about it, but in the meantime I want to show you this amazing house in Tokyo by architect Koji Tsutsui, where he chose to use Refin tiles throughout the interiors.

The owner of the home is an industrial designer so it was required that this house be not only private in nature but also in coexistence with the client’s feelings for his life’s work, the industrial design. The result is an internal space as an abstract substance. Valley of walls on third floor, refreshing expanse in the living/dining room on second floor, and cave-like study and garage on ground floor; everything is woven together into a landscape that offers a variety of sceneries.

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Ems Designblogg is all about Scandinavian style, soft minimalism and beautiful functionalism. The blog is Sweden's oldest interior design blog and has been up and running since 2005. I strive to fill it with a mix of inspirational and aspirational images from all over the world, while keeping true to my own voice and style, where transparency is key and creative criticism is highly valued. When I'm not blogging, I bake chocolate cakes for my kids, hang around Stockholm's cafés and drink way too many cappuccinos, do some occasional styling work, and try to fit in some inspiring travel adventures in between. If you have any suggestions, propositions for collaborations, other ideas or just want to say hi, throw an email at: