Traditional craftmanship reinterpreted – this was the idea that influenced German designer Kathrin Morawietz to develop the ‘veio’ series. The art of woodturning was used to create a collection of bowls, not turned of wood, but of a new material composed of layers of fabric and wood glue. This process allows for the soft tactile feel of the fabric to be maintained throughout each of the pieces. The colored textile layers running through each of the bowls resemble contact veins in rocks, combining the five single pieces to become one collective unit.
Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikigai]) is the Japanese equivalent of the French, raison d’être. In English, these translate respectively as ‘something one lives for’ and ‘a reason for being’. Although the meanings are similar, cultural attitudes toward the concept they embody differ.
Few possess a raison d’être. Those who live with an enduring passion for something can be consumed by it to the detriment of social relationships and a “normal” lifestyle. Thus, there are desirable and undesirable aspects to having a raison d’être.
Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is regarded as being very important, since it is believed that discovery of one’s ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life. wiki.