By looking at new ways to utilise Aiwa Shibori’s metal spinning technique, Takenouchi Webb created three different forms in brass – a Tube, Funnel and Dish.
Each of these forms are hanging planters for displaying plants and flowers in different ways. The Tube displays one or two single stems, the Funnel features a punctured insert to arrange a number of stems, and the Dish is a shallow vessel intended for air-plants.
Each form displays different surface characteristics of colours and fine lines created by the tools and techniques used to produce them.
Craft: Hera Shibori (Manual Metal Spinning)
Dimensions: Tube – w50mm x h157mm x d50mm,
Funnel- w150mm x h100mm x d150mm,
Dish – w180mm x h16mm x d180mm
In collaboration with Sugahara, we developed a glass tea light holder that would be beautiful in both day and nighttime. The combination of a strong and simple geometric composition of a gently tapering cone for the base, and sphere at the top that rests in a recess,
the tea light holder expresses the lightness of the glassware and showcases the different techniques of production.
The cone base is produced in a blue/grey glass with a more solid colour tone towards the top. The sphere is a simple transparent mouth-blown ball, with a graduated sandblasted finish, in which the tea-light sits.
Craft: Mouth-blown Glassware
Dimensions: Globe – 100mm Diameter, w 100mm x H190mm x D100mm
The characteristic of the Kozangama kiln is the hand-made quality of its pottery. We developed a five-piece pour-over coffee brew set, produced with a textured matt-white glazing technique which we were drawn to when we visited their kiln.
The coffee set family consists of two cups, two small dishes, a drip funnel and coffee pot, milk jug and sugar bowl. The forms are characterised by their simplicity and subtle variations in the surface of the glaze. The fluted surfaces also express the hand of the craftsman in the making of the pieces.
Material: Pottery with Kohiki Glaze
Dimensions: Drip Funnel - W 150mm × H 83mm × D 100mm, Cup - W 102mm × H 82mm × D 145mm, Dish - W 145mm × H 10mm × D 145mm,
Coffee Pot - W 130mm × H 150mm × D 130mm, Milk Jug - W 60mm × H 80mm × D 60mm,
Sugar Bowl- W 70mm × H 40mm × D 70mm
Supu Playset is made entirely from Paulownia wood. The wood’s soft and lightweight properties make it possible as a communal playset that caters to a range of children’s growth and development stages.
Incorporating sensorial learning, Supu Playset integrates not just a structured approach, but also exploratory play. It is suitable for use in childcare centres and kids’ play areas in commercial spaces.
Craft: Paulownia Woodwork
Material: Paulownia Wood
Dimensions: Enoki mushroom: H 850mm, ø300mm,
Lotus root (small): L 394mm, ø200mm,
Lotus root (large): L 700mm, ø300mm,
Corn: H 326mm, ø500mm,
Button mushroom: H 375mm, ø600mm,
Tomato: H 60mm, ø500mm
Dancing Flames is a versatile work of art. The bronze vessels can be extended to become a larger sculpture or a collection that grows over time. As bronze remains one of the material choices for monumental statuary, Dancing Flames can be exhibited in hotel lobbies, fine-dining restaurants or kept as private collections.
Craft: Japanese Lost-Wax Casting
Dimensions: Top - H 190mm, ø350mm,
Middle - H 240mm, ø430mm, Bottom - H360mm, ø550mm
Rain Rain Go Away is made of fabric that is water repellent yet breathable, feeling good against your skin. Water droplets bounce off this leisure mat, making it suitable for use at beach clubs, hotel poolsides, or a picnic at the park.
Craft: Fabric Water-repellency Treatment
Material: Polyester woven fabric
Dimensions: Small - 900mm × 1400mm,
Large - 1400mm × 2000mm
Inspired by the labour intense hand dyeing process of Wasarasa, the Dot Dot fabric series showcases the ‘ mark of the hand’ by meticulous layering of multiple coloured dots over one another. Each base colour is altered slightly when layered over by the next colour, a phenomenon only possible with hand dyeing.
Craft: Wasarasa Textile Dyeing
Material: Cotton Fabric
Dimensions: W 1150mm × L 2000mm
Available Colors: Clear Dawn, Noon Day, Dusk Skies, Quiet Night
Crafted from Paulownia timber, these jewellery boxes resemble an abstract flower in the process of blooming. Designed to house a single significant item of jewellery, the Ojo or “princess” boxes are sculptural pieces which are themselves ornamental and celebratory.
Craft: Paulownia Woodwork
Material: Paulownia wood
Dimensions: Bracelet Box - W 135mm × H 227mm × D 114mm , Ring Box - W 105mm × H 187mm × D 98mm, Necklace Box - W 106mm × H 331mm × D 9mm (Closed dimensions)
Available Colors: Natural Wood, Charcoal Black
Reimagining the ancient tradition of Japanese glass cutting, Katto eschews existing pattern templates, symmetry and balance. And instead, celebrates the grandeur of Japanese whisky distilling terrains through dynamic fractal cutting and frosting.
Craft: Edo Kiriko Glass-cutting
Material: Crystal Glass
Dimensions: H 90mm, ø80mm
The gap between old and new is bridged by hand-coating a contemporary 3D-printed box with the traditional craft of Urushi-nuri. The organic shape-inspired by the image of fruit bowls on coffee tables- blends into different interior styles and highlights the depth and strong colours of Urushi-nuri. These limited edition boxes are not only beautiful to look at but have the very practical purpose of hiding away unsightly objects such as tissue boxes, remote controls, notebooks and other things, making any space less cluttered. They come in four different colors: black, bloop, buttercup and poppy.
Craft: Niigata Shikki (Niigata-style Lacquer)
Material: Lacquer paint on 3D-printed polyurethane
Dimensions: W 450mm × L 415mm × H170mm
Available Colors: Black, Bloop, Buttercup, Poppy
The baby crib takes advantage of the Hinoki Cypress’s natural anti-bacterial qualities. The design of the crib also includes drawers as well as a rail guard. What makes the design unique is that the crib can be modified, following the baby’s growth and development. It can accompany the family from infancy to childhood by transforming from a crib into a toddler bed and later into a table or a sideboard with drawers. With its versatile design and simple, clean style, it can be used for generations.
Craft: Kiso Hinoki Woodwork
Material: Kiso Hinoki Cypress
Dimensions: Baby crib - W 1260mm × H 900mm × D 720mm, Drawers (set of 3) - W 400mm × H 215mm × D 690mm (Recommended baby mattress: L 1200mm × W600mm × D 90mm)
Colour: Natural Wood
The set makes sharing a meal easy by turning a large serving platter into a Lazy Susan, and by that redesigning an item that is usually quite unsightly into an object of beauty. With a simple push of the hand, different dishes may be passed around the table in a circular motion.The design of the set stems from the Asian tradition of sharing communal dishes but its modern, understated look suits all kinds of cuisines and styles of dining and can ve integrated into any table setting. The set is made up of a base plate. cold dish, meat dish, soup bowl and vase.
Craft : Pottery
Prefecture : Ibaraki
Available Sizes Individual set(from top to bottom).
Vase : Ø91mm, H130mm Bowl: Ø173mm, H68mm Small dish: Ø259mm, H42mm Middle: Ø333mm, H24mm Large dish: Ø420mm, H17mm Lazy Suzan set(from top to bottom).
Vase : Ø160mm, H233mm
Bowl : Ø308mm, H116mm
Small dish: Ø460mm, H72mm
Middle: Ø600mm, H38mm
Large dish: Ø750mm, H32mm
Available Colours Dark Grey, Oatmeal, Satin White