monomo — crafts — life — connection

Matchmaking with Art + Craft + Design


monomo facilitates innovative design collaborations between creative craft professionals. With our extensive network of exclusive Japanese ateliers, monomo offers special access to traditional Japanese artisan craftspeople and guilds. With a deep knowledge of craft materials and techniques, monomo helps bring creative projects and collaborations to life.

Who We Assist

International designers, producers, curators, artisans and artists
interested in producing original work and art using
Japanese craft techniques, materials, and artisans

What We Offer

  • Access to the publicly closed (private) ateliers of traditional craftsmanship
  • Custom crafts-tailored tours with a focus on craftsmanship, technique and history
  • Production representation by connecting creative professionals with Japanese artisans and craftspeople
  • Research assistance with specific techniques and materials or Japanese craft history in general

With Familiarity In

  • Metalwork
  • Woodwork
  • Pottery
  • Papercraft
  • Textiles
  • Other rare artisan trades and techniques

What You Can Expect

  • Private interviews & meetings
  • Production meetings
  • Custom workshops & event coordination
  • Foreign artisans and artists in residence with Japanese artisans
  • Technique consultation for your projects
  • Interpreters provided if necessary

Individualized Service To Bring Your Creative Innovation To Life