Opening in London’s Marylebone, SoShiro is a new gallery dedicated to design, craft and lifestyle, showing a collection that pays tribute to Japanese design and craft. Founded by architect and designer Shiro Muchiri, the gallery aims at fostering creative dialogues between international artists and craftsmen, preserving and innovating traditional techniques.
‘Having spent my life working in the design industry, I wanted to establish a platform that celebrates all kinds of aesthetics, not just those from a certain provenance, as there are so many stories to tell: stories with real people at their core,’ says Muchiri. Born in Kenya, she moved to Milan to study design and later to London, setting up her architecture practice in 2000. Last year, Muchiri relocated to a five-storey Georgian townhouse in Marylebone to present her vision of a culturally-diverse offering of lifestyle objects.
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