Saibi Cup S

$ 112.00 USD

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The Saibi series of trays and cups is a collaboration between Danish designer Lars Vejen and Gato Wood Works that celebrates 150 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan. With a slightly more minimalist aesthetic than Gato’s typical offerings, these pieces are designed to provide a uniquely tactile take on everyday items.

About Gato
Hailing from the Yamanaka region of Japan, where lacquering has been practiced since the 16th century, Gato’s collection of beautiful vessels is born from traditional techniques requiring the highest level of skill. Through meticulous cutting, carving, shaving, and lacquering, the artisans at Gato manage to mold wood into works of art that pay homage to their arboreal origins. Each lightweight piece showcases an exquisite wood grain unmarred by the production process and is as functional as it is beautiful.

Read more about Yamanaka lacquerware in the rikumo journal.

Materials: Zelkova wood
Dimensions: 3.15" D x 3.25" H
Care: Hand wash with mild soap, then dry immediately and thoroughly. Not microwave- or dishwasher-safe.
Yamanaka, Japan