Japanese interior design is marked by contradictions. Simple color schemes belie complex and playful concepts, hyper-modern spaces are created using only traditional materials, and the relationship between nature and human architecture is sometimes tense, sometimes harmonious. Some aspects do remain constant: stylish minimalism rules, the color palette tend to be warm and light, and the designers always seem to invent extraordinary solutions to ordinary challenges. This volume presents Japan's most exciting contemporary interior design projects includes hotels, offices, shops, bars, restaurants, and private homes. From world-renowned designers to up-and-coming young talents, the land of the Rising Sun proves to be a land of endless inspiration and creativity.