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NiMi Projects

About NiMi Projects

NiMi Projects is a lifestyle store focused on Japanese contemporary design and artisanal homeware. Located within a beautiful heritage barn in Sevenoaks, Kent, it offers a wide collection of items, all personally chosen for their design innovations, attention to detail and skilled craftsmanship. Founders, Nicole and Tokyo-based Mio, both work within creative industries connected to Japan. This is their passion project born from their shared desire to help promote Japanese design and artisans internationally.


Contemporary Japanese homeware

When we started NiMi Projects in 2018, it was a passion project that we had been hoping to realize for years. As friends working in fashion and journalism in Tokyo, we kept coming across Japanese designers and artisans whose work we simply wanted to promote and share with the world. Now, with one of us in the UK and the other in Japan, we love to seek out makers who excel at contemporary aesthetics, focus on clever functional details and are meticulous in craftsmanship. Our hope is to offer items that are beautiful and as sustainable as possible, but also can tell stories about Japanese design, tradition and craft.