WA and waharmony.com are closed for the winter as we are shopping around the world for next season’s offerings.
Check back in the spring when we reopen the store on April 6th, 2013.
See you then!
WA was created in 1996 when Tom Rogers moved to Provincetown, Massachusetts after a ten-year career as the owner of Tommy Custom Floral Design Inc. in Boston. As a floral designer, Tom's acute awareness of how the elements of art, and design, and nature blend together gave his business an artful approach. Tom refined his senses further when he was charged with creating "environments" for special events, for such distinguished clients as The Four Seasons Hotels, Tiffany & Co., Hotel Meridian, Gucci, and Saks Fifth Ave.
Turning his sights to creating a retail environment, Tom felt it essential to design a space that would stimulate all of one's senses.WA means harmony in Japanese and harmony was the primary motivation Tom used to blend various types of products, from different cultures, in different styles, of different traditions, methodically into one. The interior of WA is a shell that is neutral or secondary to the merchandise within.
Form follows function is the rule for the orderly displays of world-wide merchandise. Tom retains a high degree of control over product placement (akin to a flower arrangement) to present a natural, harmonious display.
"Though the store brings objects of disparate cultures [together], the overall effect is seamless and reiterates the Asian influence. Rogers' unerring eye ties everything together" according to Cheryl and Jeffery Katz for Home Accents Today.
Tom Rogers hopes visitors will relax, recharge, and revitalize their senses while within the cool, peaceful confines of WA. Follow the way . . .