Announcement of the MONO MAKERS PROGRAM
Thank you to those who submitted an application for the MONO MAKERS PROGRAM.
After much deliberation, we are proud to announce that the Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer (Studio Mae Engelgeer) and the Japanese washi distributor Yohei Oue (Oue co.) together won the first prize, and Boaz Cohen (BCXSY) and Hirofumi Fujii (Kiribako manufacturer Masuda Kiribako) won the special jury prize.
Above image: Oue co. x Mae Engelgeer aim to work on the use of strong washi paper for a new range of products
Both pairs convinced the jury that they will be meaningful and fruitful matches. In order to facilitate their collaboration, we will be supporting the creators in the coming period. Not only Yohei Oue from Oue co., the winner of the first prize, but also Hirofumi Fujii will be invited to the study tour in the Netherlands hosted by the NN Life, as well as to the MONO JAPAN fair in September.
Images below: BCXSY and Hirofumi Fujii