Japanese designer Kenzo Takada is making a comeback in the fashion industry with the launch of his new luxury home and lifestyle brand, K三. Pronounced K3, the brand will be showcased at the Maison & Objet trade show in Paris, France. The collection features a diverse range of products including chairs, sofas, tables, rugs, bed linens, home textiles, and accessories.

What sets K三 apart is its fusion of traditional Italian craftsmanship and advanced technology. The brand has also collaborated with luxury bed linen company Sferra and incorporated the ancient Japanese technique of Kintsugi into certain products. Kintsugi involves repairing broken ceramics with gold or silver lacquer, celebrating Japanese craftsmanship and adding a distinctive touch to the collection.

Takada draws inspiration from both Japanese and Western aesthetics and interprets them through his own creative lens. The debut collection is influenced by nature, particularly the Japanese cherry blossom, known as Sakura, as well as Maiko, an apprentice Geisha celebrated for her delicate disposition and refined heart. The collection also takes inspiration from the powerful expression of the Shogun, an ancient Japanese military ruler, and showcases vibrant and exclusive prints.

For the launch of K三, Takada assumes the role of artistic director while working alongside his long-term managing partner Jonathan Bouchet Manheim, who has been collaborating with him since 2013. The brand also brings together a talented team of interior designers and craftspeople, including Engelbert Honorat and Wanda Jelmini.

Through K三, Kenzo Takada aims to infuse his unique blend of Japanese and Western influences into the realm of luxury home and lifestyle products. The brand strives to embody elegance, craftsmanship, and a seamless integration of nature and design. The unveiling of K三 at Maison & Objet will not only be a significant milestone in Takada’s career but also promise to offer a fresh perspective on home and lifestyle products.

Useful links:
1. [Maison & Objet](https://www.maison-objet.com/en)
2. [Sferra](https://www.sferra.com/)