Kazari + Ziguzagu
Ceramics, sculptures, furniture and textiles are part of Kazari's collection.
Kazari + Ziguzagu has a long reputation for hand selected Japanese antiques and now integrate high quality contemporary furniture and textiles into the growing range. At the heart of our ethos is quality craftmanship, design and respect for the life of an object.
For 40 years directors Robert Joyce and Jo Maindonald, have pursued their passion for antiques, art and aesthetics and now have daughters, myself Lucy and my sister Hana Joyce, on board. Each of us bring our own special complimentary talents and aim to keep Kazari a living, evolving business.
TDC - Tell us about your brand. What do you do?
The store specialises in art and furniture from Japan and China – from Momoyama and Ming to Modern - classic and eclectic, antique and vintage, collectable, functional and decorative objects, contemporary decorative objects, architectural and landscape features.
TDC - What sets your brand apart?
We hand select every item in the store ensuring we source and stock the highest possible standard whilst still maintaining a broad spectrum to suit every budget. What is unique about us is that a large proportion of our stock is vintage or antique thus one-off pieces are common.
TDC - What design ethos do you live by?
Wabi Sabi Suki – in a nutshell Tranquil Simplicity, Patina of Age, Subtle Elegance.
The full description can be found here https://www.kazari.com.au/essays-and-articles/wabi-sabi-suki
TDC - What's your favourite product in your range and why?
I love ceramics repaired using the traditional art of Kintsugi. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer, finished with a coat of gold or silver powder. Kintsugi can be linked to the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi, an embracing of flawed or imperfect objects.
TDC - What plans do you have for the future?
This year, for our 40th year in business, we’re re-introducing more interactive aspects to the business with workshops in traditional arts and crafts. We’ll also be inviting decorators, designers, artists and photographers amongst others to put together ‘Curated Collections’ from our stock and from a sourcing perspective we’ll be putting more time into research and development in Indonesia and China.