Our First Fieldwork

Our First Fieldwork


When the concept for VERNACLE was conceived, the first place we visited was the studio and home of ceramic artist Taizo Kuroda.

The location on top of a small hill in Izu can be said to be the origin of the ``Life Style'' that CEO Yuya Matsumoto experienced and admired.

The location, overlooking Oshima and Toshima, creates a beautiful contrast between light and shadow in the garden, and the fresh greenery sways in the pleasant breeze. At the back of the garden was a small black ``water exhibition room'' by Tadao Ando.

The buildings here fully embrace the unique atmosphere of the area, and have a natural appearance as if they have been there for a long time. It is by no means extravagant, but the space is spacious and full of subtle richness. Although it has the functionality of a home or an atelier, the size of the door and each component convey a strong sense of how it should be here.

We thought, ``I want to live like this.'' He also said, ``I want to live like this more often.'' It seemed to lead to a richness different from the modern mainstream.