Minimalist Brutalism Tokonoma

Together with Ofer Grunwald, a leading bonsai artist, I created a modern deconstruction of traditional tokonoma in concrete and metal. In Japan, a traditional home’s interior design adheres to a strict minimalist sensibility. As such, a special recess is set aside in one of walls for displaying artistic and designed objects, and which serves as the artistic center of the home – the tokonoma. This work re-examines the components of the classic tokonoma, expressing traditional Japanese minimalism in Western form and in the brutalist architectural style.

There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.