I was recently introduced to Native & Co – a new independent London lifestyle shop specialising in Japanese and Taiwanese homewares including tableware, kitchenware, textiles and accessories.
“Founded by product designers, Sharon Jo-Yun Hung and Chris Yoshiro Green, Native & Co. specialises in craft based home products that are predominantly sourced locally in Japan and Taiwan.
Working with small suppliers, specialist workshops and local craftsmen, Native & Co seek out simple pieces of a discrete nature, with beautiful subtle details. Objects with purity, where the material’s natural beauty is left untarnished.
The carefully edited collections span dining & kitchen, household, cushions & throws, and bags & accessories, and compliment an interior without dominating it.
With a background in product design, Hung & Green naturally wanted to personally create every aspect of the shop, from the graphic design and photography, to the shop interior and furniture: the latter of which, Green crafted himself.
In doing so they have created a brand and environment that is very much their own, and one that sits comfortably alongside their curated lifestyle product range.
It’s these small, well thought out touches and attention to detail that makes Native & Co stand out.“
I’m pretty smitten by the Native & Co. style, design and products, & have certainly added a few pieces to my wish list, as well as a new ‘must-visit’ on my next trip to town, how about you?