INAX 2020光と影

LIGHT ANDSHADOW

Welcome to the world of Light and Shadow, a new bathroom design concept by INAX. This new concept embraces the traditional Japanese aesthetic of celebrating natural light and shadows. Browse through and see how it provides a deeper level of relaxation and vitality to help you transform your everyday life.

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光と影が調和する空間美。

THE JAPANESE BEAUTYOF LIGHT AND SHADOW

The Japanese have traditionally sought beauty by embracing natural light and its seasonal changes within the architecture.

From the sunlight and the dim glow of the moon emerge a myriad of different shades of darkness, creating spaces of unparalleled beauty through the interplay of light and shadows.

The Japanese have traditionally sought beauty by embracing natural light and its seasonal changes within the architecture.

From the sunlight and the dim glow of the moon emerge a myriad of different shades of darkness, creating spaces of unparalleled beauty through the interplay of light and shadows.

プロダクト

S600 LINE

In today’s content-rich society, everyone needs a space for a moment of self-reflection. INAX transforms bathrooms from mere functional necessities for personal hygiene to comfortable spaces that transform everyday life, refreshing and re-energizing people in body and mind.

光

LIGHT

The “bathroom of light” refreshes one’s mind as though the brightness washes away one’s troubles. The light falling on tiles and products forms a gradation of shadows with a rhythmical effect, filling the entire space with delicate illumination while emphasizing the brilliance of the sun. Bathrooms are no longer spaces of limited importance where people spend minimum time. They are taking center stage, offering cleanliness and comfort, transforming everyday life.

影

SHADOW

The “bathroom of shadows” is dark but in a pleasant way. With a beautiful pale light generated by combining natural light and illumination, it is full of atmospheric shades formed by carefully designed and positioned tiles and products. Shutting out the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the serenity of the overall space brings about a deep level of relaxation suited for the day’s end, to nurture the vitality for tomorrow.

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LIGHT AND SHADOWCONCEPT MOVIE

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DESIGNCONCEPT

プロダクト

S400 LINE

Japanese architectural practices have created spaces of unparalleled beauty through the masterful use of the light and shadows. Mystical rays of light penetrate through small windows, forming different shades and shadows on the floor, walls, and products. This creates a sense of serenity, of utter relaxation -an unembellished yet thoroughly elegant space. Only by carefully designing the use of light can the combination of architecture and products, from tiles to toilets, create such an atmosphere. The S400 LINE by INAX introduces this feature to your bathroom space allowing you to recharge and spend a moment of reflection.

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DISCOVER INAX MOVIE

  • 01

    HISTORY

    — Hiroyuki Oonishi

  • 02

    DESIGN

    — Paul Flowers

  • 03

    LIGHT AND SHADOW DESIGN CONCEPT

    — Yoichiro Tomioka

  • 04

    MATTE GLAZE CERAMIC

    — Kazuo Takeuchi, Shunzou Iwasaki and Kanoko Misawa

  • 05

    TECHNOLOGY

    — Yasuhiro Shirai

INAXについて

ABOUT INAX

アバウト

ABOUT INAX

When asked the reason why INAX can help people live well, INAX answers: Japan is a country that respects the beauty of nature and people, and INAX is a brand nurtured by Japan’s unique tradition and culture, inheriting the techniques and spirit of craftsmanship, relentless in the pursuit of quality. Just as unique as Japan is in the world, INAX aims to become the brand of choice for people around the world.

01HERITAGE

1918

Appointment of Hatsunojo and Chozaburo Ina as technical advisors to produce the tiles for the Imperial Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

1924

Establishment of Ina Seito Co., Ltd. (Managing Director: Chozaburo Ina) Production of ceramic tiles, pottery pipes and terracotta.

1945

Start of sanitaryware production.

1967

Launch of Japan’s first shower toilet with warm water shower spray and dryer function–Sanitarina 61.

1976

Launch of INAX’s first shower toilet seat Sanitarina F1.

1998

Launch of ECOCARAT functional interior ceramics that control humidity and odor. Winner of Good Design Long Life Design Award.

2001

Launch of world’s most compact tankless shower toilet SATIS. Winner of Good Design Gold Award.

2005

Launch of touchless faucet that supplies water by sensor technology.

2016

Launch of new "SATIS" series. Winner of Red Dot Design Award (SATIS G-type).

02INAX ANDFRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

Imperial Hotel reconstructed in Museum Meiji-mura

02INAX ANDFRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

Scratch-face and terracotta tiles, produced for the second main building of the Imperial Hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, became the foundation for the birth of INAX.

In those days, such tile manufacturing was still rare. INAX’s founder Chozaburo Ina and his father served as technical advisors for the production, which became the starting point for INAX’s pursuit of beauty and craftsmanship.

03DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

DESIGN THAT REFLECTS THE TRUE ESSENCE

INAX has a defined set of Brand Design Values, which are shared by all designers to study thoroughly and further develop the INAX Design.

INAX SIGNATURE ELEMENTS

The Signature elements illustrate the philosophies and values underlying the brand, nurtured over the years in Japan. Being INAX's design DNA, they ensure that all INAX products have a consistent look.

  • SQUOVAL

  • TENSION

  • VOLCANO

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AWARDS

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日本タイルの世界

JAPANESETILE WORLD

PHILOSOPHY

To stand in awe of, and with affection for, Mother Nature. Embedded in the Japanese DNA is the desire to seek out the spirit of life across infinite phases in nature—beyond plants and flowers, at times among inorganic sheer rock and rippling water. Sensibility and aesthetic awareness cultivated in this nation of four seasons come alive through expressions molded from clay and fire: Welcome to Japanese Tile World by INAX. Here, the elements of era and trends are superseded by timeless spatial design that breathes a new spirit. Here, the deepest mental state fills all voids.

DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

  • 升

    MASU

  • 鹿の子

    KANOKO

  • 折紙

    ORIGAMI

  • 羊羹

    YOHKAN

  • 升

    MASU

    DENT CUBE × MASU

    Masu, a square wooden cup, was traditionally used to measure portions of rice. Today, they are primarily used as a vessel to serve sake, especially when a sake barrel is opened at celebrations by breaking the lid as a symbol of good fortune. DENT CUBE evokes the image of Masu, lined up in an orderly fashion.

  • 鹿の子

    KANOKO

    KANOKO × KANOKOSHIBORI

    One form of shibori, the Japanese manual resist-dyeing technique, is Kanokoshibori, which involves binding minuscule portions of fabric with a thread before dyeing. When untied, the bound parts remain white, resembling the pattern of a fawn’s back, from which the name was derived. KANOKO features a gentle Japanese design using this artisan technique as a motif.

  • 折紙

    ORIGAMI

    ORIATO × ORIGAMI

    Origami originated from the etiquette of wrapping gifts and letters with washi paper, developed over 600 years ago. The spirit of placing one’s thoughts and prayers in each fold lives on today when making paper cranes. With a relief that looks like fold marks of an Origami, ORIATO creates an elegant space with a modern Japanese look.

  • 羊羹

    YOHKAN

    YOHEN BORDER × YOHKAN

    The Japanese have traditionally expressed the wonders of nature by portraying the changes of the four seasons in sweets such as Yohkan, a classic thick jellied confection made from beans. Like the gradation of colors in the scenery, YOHEN BORDER offers a spectrum of subtle color differences across every single piece.

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