I guess it might have been because it nearly 30 degrees out, a hot day for early June, or perhaps it was because of having eaten all of that Korean beef the night before in the sleepless city of Seoul, but for whatever reason, this column got a bit out of hand.
Takeshi Kasaka, a photographer who has spent many years using his camera lens to peer into the world of interior design, sat down with Ichiro Shiomi, the designer behind the interior design of business spaces such as shops and restaurants that have become the talk of the town like XEX and The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo. The theme of their discussion was ‘Japanese design spreading across Asia.’ The two different points of view of these men, who are both involved in projects in different Asia countries from, provided a chance to give an overview of Japanese design.
But this time, maybe the liveliness of Seoul rubbed off on him, but Mr. Nakasa was more animated and talkative that he has been for any of the columns so far in this series, so Mr. Shiomi had to fend off his sharp, witty remarks.
Maybe partially due to the animated conversation, this column managed to capture and insightful (or perhaps even surreal) discussion as it veered away from the original topic.