I passionately believe the beauty of Karakami block printed paper must be widely recognised outside Japan. I could not continue
Japanese Block printed paper is called ‘Karakami’ in Japanese, which literally means paper from China. The techniques were first introduced
Biden takes pride in organic and beautiful washi designs. The number of techniques is limited, but the variation and combinations
I strongly believe Japanese lacquer is the most luxurious finish. I don’t think any artificial material can reproduce the richness
Kaiseki food, tea ceremony sweets and incense are accessible and can be enjoyed by people who don’t practise tea ceremony.
You may associate Japanese traditional culture with simplicity: zen or wabi-sabi. Zen is a philosophy of Buddhism and wabi-sabi is
Having walked around and been lost in Kyoto for a few years, I started to see where Biden should be
All workshops which I have visited for sourcing were established some generations ago. They normally continue thanks to the hereditary
Amongst all the workshops and showrooms I visited for sourcing in Kyoto, the Kayatama Bunzaburo shop was particularly charming. It
My passion with Biden Designs is to discover and develop designs and ideas evolved by artisans who remain loyal to
The Brexit referendum was announced in 2016 and turned this country upside down. Many clients of design studios which I
I also started having business with Warlon who supplied PVC laminated washi paper for shoji sliding doors at Kyubi restaurant.
My cashflow was tight. I picked up some mid range interiors design jobs which had nothing to do with Biden’s
I thought superyachts were dream projects. I liked the glamour. It seems they have bottomless budgets. I was convinced as
After Decorex 2012, I was approached by an interior supply company in India. They offered to take up all the