K3 // The collection of Masunaga by Kenzo Takada

K3 is a new luxury home and lifestyle brand founded by Kenzo Takada. The collection was unveiled in January 2020 at the Parisian home decor fair Maison & Objet. The k3 is a colourful ode to life. With the support of his team, the French at heart Japanese designer has created furniture, home textiles, and accessories inspired by Eastern and Western aesthetics with a modern twist.

Even after Kenzo Takada’s demise, his team continues the work and perpetuates the collection of K3. The collaboration between MASUNAGA and Kenzo Takada will carry on with K3, the brand founded by Kenzo Takada.

CERES

Model Ceres features newly designed temples, created with a motif from a lorgnette handle that was popular in the 19th century. Engraved arabesque patterns on both front and back of the hexagonal column add beautiful vintage elements.

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GENJI

Model Genji is inspired by antique iron fences and features a 2.5mm thich shield mono lens fitted into the titanium front. The wire decorections on the front add a distinctive character. See-through arabesque patterns hidden behind the different materials are inspired by traditional crafts

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RHEA

Model Rhea takes an inspiration from the hit model RYU and is a characteristic sunglass with combination double bridges. The metal rims in crown-panto shape, surround the lenses and hold them like a rimless frame at the bridge. By joining end pieces and metal rim, it is constructed to prevent direct tension on the lenses.

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About MASUNAGA by Kenzo Takada:

Masunaga designed by Kenzo Takada is a collaboration between MASUNAGA, a leading Japanese eyewear manufacturer, and Kenzo Takada, world-renowned Japanese designer. Since its launch in 2014, the collaboration has created high-quality luxury eyewear by combining vintage-inspired elements with fashion-forward contemporary design.

About the K3 design team:

K3 is a new luxury home and lifestyle brand founded by Kenzo Takada. For this new venture, Kenzo Takada, serving as the artistic director, has enlisted a vast team of experts to work alongside him.
Jonathan Bouchet Manheim has been Kenzo Takada’s managing partner since 2013 and general manager of K3. Engelbert Honorat has worked closely with the Japanese designer as his creative assistant and the creative director of K3. Wanda Jelmini has provided her extensive interior design knowledge and experience.

Read more about this brand on TEF Magazine or visit their website.


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