Asian-inspired custom wallcoverings with a modern twist coming soon to interior designers
KOBE, Japan, March 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Japanese interior designer and businesswoman, Yasue Ishikawaand her daughter, Risa Ishikawa, a product development specialist, are teaming up to bring their new brand of luxury wallcoverings to North American interior design professionals later this spring. Referring to the delicious bites or sweet morsels found in their home country, they chose to name the new wallcovering brand, Ocashi.
Best known for its RisaBraire brand, the mother-daughter team found design inspiration in ancient, nearly lost Japanese chinoiserie designs. Found their business in Kobe, a hub of creativity and expert craft culture, the duo wanted their new designs to explore the connection between traditional Japanese homes, art, nature and art. Their research uncovered a treasure trove of magnificent Japanese art that helped inspire the global movement eventually known as chinoiserie, an element of their country’s rich design heritage that has often been overlooked or reassigned to others. cultures. From there, the two women infused modern art into quirky styles; creates stunning textural substrates; and, worked tirelessly to focus on color palettes sought after by modern North American luxury markets.
“The goal of our new Ocashi brand is to bring modern and ancient Japanese aesthetics together in completely new wallcoverings that tell timeless stories,” Yasue said. The designs are cleverly constructed so that a single panel can be used as an element or up to six panels can be grouped together to complete a full wall mural. Interior design professionals can select which section(s) of a scene they want to use for their projects. Additionally, the color, size, substrate material and pattern can be customized to meet the needs of the designer and his luxury clientele.
Ocashi plans to launch with four distinct models in two collections via a new website and e-commerce portal later this spring. Orders are expected to ship within 6-10 days of receipt.
Ocashi can be found online at OcashiDesigns.com and on Instagram and Facebook @ocashidesigns.
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