- Location: Online
- Specialty: Modern Japanese designs for the home
- Price range: $$
- Website: monosquare.com
- Founded: March 2012
- Founded by: Michael and Namie
When did you open your store?
We launched our site in March 2012.
What was the inspiration for opening Monosquare?
I was inspired by a wooden plate made by a local craftsman in my home town. I am from Nagano, Japan and I go home to visit my parents every few years with my husband. After a few trips, we saw some wooden plates made by local craftsmen and were inspired by their simplicity and modern look. We decided to try and find more objects that would hold the tradition and quality of Japanese craftsmanship and fit the style of a modern home.
After a year of research and preparation, we launched our site in 2012.
What is your current favorite item?
I would say all of them, but to pick a couple, it will be: The Soji Collection - these containers make perfect organizers for small items , and the 5 Color Kitchen cloths for their practicality in the kitchen and beautiful pastel shades.